Dear Senator ___________,
My name is ___________ and I live in _________, Indiana. I am contacting you to please support amending SB 1256 on its second reading to remove gun possession offenses from the direct file statute.
Direct file ultimately makes our communities less safe because children placed in the adult system are more likely to recidivate sooner, more often, and in more serious ways. All gun possession charges for youth under the age of 18 should start in juvenile court, not in adult court, so that age appropriate interventions can be used to keep the young person and the public safe. I want any Hoosier child that interacts with the justice system to receive the proper supervision, education, skills training, and stable adult relationships found through the juvenile justice system in order for rehabilitation, decreased recidivism, and improved public safety.
When it comes to a vote on second reading before the full Senate, please vote to amend SB 1256 to remove gun possession offenses from the direct file statute.
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