Criminal Justice Reform
Our founding fathers were concerned about an expansive criminal code that could threaten our individual liberties. The President has taken the first steps to remedy past mistakes by signing into law signature legislation, the First Step Act, and creating incremental changes to our criminal justice system. But there’s more we need to do – especially in terms of prosecutorial waste. Over the last 30 years, we’ve grown the number of criminal offenses in the U.S. code by over 2000 vastly redundant laws. Rik will continue to expand criminal justice reform in a way that ensures we lock up violent offenders and throw away the key, while preventing the overflow of our jails with non-violent offenders who are capable of rehabilitation and earn second chances.