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Bizon receives crime victims award

‘I’m proud to have been part of this movement to pass real reforms’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek, received an award Thursday for his work on behalf of crime victims.

The Alliance for Safety and Justice and Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice presented Bizon with the Champion for Crime Survivors Award for his leadership on funding trauma recovery centers.

“The evidence has been clear that the failed over-incarceration approaches of the past have been wasteful and counter-productive, so last year, Michigan took a monumental step forward in rethinking public safety and ending cycles of crime,” said Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “I’m proud to have been part of this movement to pass real reforms that actually help the communities that have been left behind by the criminal justice system.”

Bizon said trauma recovery centers are the key to providing the essential mental health and physical health services — and financial support — needed for survivors to heal.

“By supporting the state’s economy and supporting trauma services among survivors, we achieve safer and healthier communities,” Bizon said. “My goal is to continue to work with the Senate, the House, and the governor to secure funding for trauma recovery centers.”

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