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State Rep. Hernandez, Sheriff Hain to discuss criminal justice reform

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain speaks about the A Way Out program to aid county residents with addiction issues during a candlelight vigil and event recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day Thursday August 29 at Simmons Park in Aurora.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain speaks about the A Way Out program to aid county residents with addiction issues during a candlelight vigil and event recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day Thursday August 29 at Simmons Park in Aurora.

AURORA – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting a public safety roundtable to discuss the current criminal justice system with Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain on Nov. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, located at 53 N. Broadway in Aurora.

“At my last public safety roundtable, 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,” said Hernandez. “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 roundtable to discuss important aspects of criminal justice reform, including strengthening the relationship between police and communities, and the implications of the legalization of recreational cannabis 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," said Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain. "I am honored to join Rep. Hernandez for this public discussion."

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or email RepBarbaraHernandez@gmail.com.

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