I believe that our criminal justice system is broken, and in need of major changes. We must focus on incarcerating violent offenders and protecting public safety, not filling our prisons with non-violent offenders. My REDEEM Act (Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment) will give Americans convicted of non-violent crimes a second chance at the American Dream. This legislation will help prevent kids who get into trouble from slipping into a lifetime of crime and help adults who commit non-violent crimes become more self-reliant and less likely to commit future crimes. These steps would reduce the cost to taxpayers of our criminal justice system and increase public safety.