In September of 2015 small teams of HDA members met with four local legislators at their in-district offices. These meetings served several purposes: First, they were an opportunity for HDA to let our local representatives know about our work and our perspective on the need for meaningful reform of the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Second, they provided our members with practice in sharing their stories and connecting their personal experiences to the larger goals of making the criminal justice system more responsive and just for both victims and offenders. We discussed two bills at each of our meetings: SB 674 – The Immigrant Victims of Crime Equity Act, and SB 124 – Limiting Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. While these bills address very different issues, they both shared the goal of creating a more humane and restorative justice system.