AURORA – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, on Wednesday will host a public safety round table with Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain to discuss the current criminal justice system.
The discussion will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum at 53 N. Broadway in Aurora.
“At my last public safety round table, we had a spirited discussion on back-to-school safety and gun violence, and I am excited for further discussion on criminal justice reform at this upcoming meeting,” Hernandez said in a news release from her office. “Hearing directly from residents gives me the ability to create laws and policies to better serve them. It is especially important to discuss criminal justice reform with communities that historically have been negatively impacted by a justice system that is supposed to protect them.”
Hernandez is hosting her second public safety round table to discuss important aspects of criminal justice reform, including strengthening the relationship between police and communities, and the implications of the legalization of recreational marijuana and its impact on minority communities.
This event is free and open to the public, and attendees will be invited to share feedback and ask questions.
"It is extremely important to facilitate an open, honest discussion on the criminal justice system, racial disparity in the U.S.jail system and root causes of poor police-minority community relations," Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said in the release. "I am honored to join Rep. Hernandez for this public discussion."
For more information or to RSVP, contact Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or send an email to Repbarbarahernandez@gmail.com.