Senator Montgomery Addresses Interfaith Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform

On March 15th, Senator Montgomery addressed "Action with NYS Legislators: Pass Bail Reform Now!" Forum at Congregationa Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, The event addressed the critical need for bail reform and explored the impact of race and poverty on the NY criminal legal system. 

On March 15th, Senator Montgomery addressed "Action with NYS Legislators: Pass Bail Reform Now!" Forum at Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, The event addressed the critical need for bail reform and explored the impact of race and poverty on the NY criminal legal system. 

With the passage of Raise the Age, Senator Montgomery details the package of three additional reform measures needed to make the system more fair and representative - bail, discovery and speedy trial reforms. The Senator reflected on the life of Kalief Browder and the role his death has played on drawing attention to the importance these reforms and the impact it would make for the majority of people currently detained on Rikers Island.

The event was organized by Congregation Beth Elohim and their interfaith coalition partners:

  • All Saints' Episcopal Church 
  • Park Slope Jewish Center
  • Old First Reformed Church   
  • Park Slope United Methodist
  • All Souls Bethlehem Church  
  • Plymouth Church
  • Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
  • Resurrection Park Slope
  • First Presbyterian Church     
  • Society for Ethical Culture
  • First Unitarian Congregational Society          
  • St. Augustine
  • Fourth Universalist Society   
  • St. Boniface
  • St. Francis      
  • St. John's Lutheran
  • St. Savior        
  • Grace Church Brooklyn Heights
  • Greenwood Baptist Church   
  • Kane Street Synagogue
  • Union Temple
  • Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian
  • Kolot Chayeinu   

 

To read Senator Montgomery's analysis of the Executive, Assembly and Senate Democratic Conference proposals on Bail, Speedy Trials and Discovery Reform, download the PDF.