Safety | Arizona Republican Party

The most effective way to reduce crime is with strong family relationships and communities supported by well-equipped, well-trained law enforcement. As Republicans we support mandatory sentences for offenders committing heinous crimes such as those harmful to children, gang-related, murder, robbery as well as repeat drug offenders. While keeping these offenders off the streets and away from the general public is vital to our safety, we also recognize more attention needs to be paid to the process of helping individuals returning to society to reform. Prisons should do more than simply punish – they should rehabilitate.