L.A. Sentinel: Senator Kamlager-Dove’s C.R.I.S.E.S. Act, Supporting Local Solutions to Community Emergencies, Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

This week, Senator Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove’s (D – Los Angeles) bill, AB 118: CRISES Act: Community Response Initiative to Strengthen Emergency Systems was signed into law by Governor Newsom.

“This victory is over a year in the making,” said Senator Kamlager-Dove. “Black and Brown Californians have long been waiting for radical, community-centered alternatives to police involvement. While it was disappointing to see the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act falter at the federal level, it’s exciting to see California, once again, lead the way in advancing racial justice. I’m overjoyed to see Governor Newsom sign the C.R.I.S.E.S. Act into law–it’s about time we invest resources in community rather than criminalization.”

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