LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, joined Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday as the governor signed bipartisan legislation to make reforms throughout the criminal justice system. The multi-bill package was spearheaded by Proos and includes restorative justice reforms designed to result in better outcomes, increased public safety and reduced costs.
The bills were signed at the Walnut & Park Café in Kalamazoo. The café is a project of the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP) and employs probationers and parolees.
Pictured with Snyder from left are: Rep. Jon Hoadley, D-Kalamazoo; Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive; Proos; House Speaker Tom Leonard; Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson; Sen. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage; Department of Corrections Director Heidi Washington; Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton; Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo; and KPEP President and CEO William DeBoer.
Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the above photograph is available by clicking on the image or by visiting Proos’ website at www.SenatorJohnProos.com/Photowire.