COLLEGE PARK, MD - This evening, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) attended the State of Justice Symposium in College Park. Hosted by Prince George's County State's Attorney Aisha Braveboy and community partners, the symposium focused on criminal justice issues in Prince George's County.
"I thank State's Attorney Braveboy and community leaders for bringing us together to discuss the criminal justice issues facing our County," said Congressman Hoyer. "I was pleased that Democrats and Republicans came together last year to pass the First Step Act, important legislation to address some of the breakdowns in our criminal justice system. The law is an important step toward achieving a more fair system, but there are still persistent disparities that minority communities face."
"In Congress, I'll continue to work with my colleagues to reverse the kinds of policies that led to nonviolent offenders being locked away for decades and prevented the rehabilitation and reentry of those individuals into society," continued Congressman Hoyer. "I appreciate the work community leaders do throughout Prince George's County to address issue and look forward to our continued partnership."