Correctional Ministries and
Chaplains Association

Advocacy

Prison Reform:  The First Step Act

The FIRST STEP Act will ensure people are prepared to come home from prison job-ready and have major incentives to pursue the life-changing classes that will help them succeed on the outside.  Currently, the federal prison system is failing to achieve its purpose - rehabilitation- and instead rips people away from their families, leaves them with fewer opportunities than when they entered into the system, and ultimately decreases public safety.