Legislation & Advocacy

Our advocacy work is just one of the ways that we advance civil liberties in our state. We spend a significant amount of time engaging in the legislative process, monitoring key civil liberty issues and talking with Indiana legilatures to ensure the protection of Hoosiers' rights. We aim to support bills that strengthen our rights guaranteed under the Constitution and defeat bills that threaten them. But we cannot do this work without you. Please use the tools and resources below to engage in the 2019 legislative session and to help us defend civil liberties!
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Waiver to Adult Court HB 1114

This bill would automatically waive juvenile court jurisdiction over children 12 years and older who have been accused of attempted murder or murder, sending children through the adult court and prison system.

February 21, 2019 Smart Justice Prisoner Rights

Critical Infrastructure SB 471

This bill runs afoul of due process, punishes association, is unnecessary, and will almost certainly chill protected speech. Existing law already prohibits trespass and malicious destruction of property.

February 8, 2019

School Materials for Juvenile Detainees SB 29

Summary: The school-to-prison pipeline is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems, when they most need support from their schools and communities.

January 24, 2019 Smart Justice

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