Statement on Legislation to Help Make Racine County Safer

February 21, 2018

Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement on a package of bills to curb crime to make communities safer. The Assembly unanimously approved the Wisconsin Model Juvenile Corrections Reform Bill that takes an individual and local approach to juvenile corrections. In addition, tomorrow the Assembly will consider the addition of nearly 54 assistant attorney positions in 40 counties, including two positions in Racine County.

“In the final days of the legislative session, I couldn’t be more proud of the bipartisan work that we’re doing to make Wisconsin neighborhoods safer. We’re being tough on repeat, violent offenders while reforming the juvenile corrections system to hopefully reduce crime and create better outcomes.  

“It’s also important that we give prosecutors the necessary resources to get criminals off the streets faster. We know that opioid-related crimes have increased, creating a backlog of cases. It has become a serious safety issue in our communities.

“We’re making great strides this session in the areas of corrections and criminal justice. The Assembly has also shown that people of goodwill can always come together and solve problems when they put politics aside.”