The Arc of California Secures Passages of Criminal Justice Bill

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a groundbreaking criminal justice bill that The Arc of California fought to help pass over the last two years. AB 1272 helps crime victims with I/DD by notifying licensing agencies of misconduct by their licensees and requiring investigations. It will also aid in the prosecution of alleged abusers by requiring courts to make reasonable efforts to assist prosecuting attorneys in avoiding more than one case involving certain crimes against people with disabilities and other cases on the same day. This will help district attorneys assign trained, experienced prosecutors to these often complex and difficult cases.