Senator Joseph Griffo was joined by local law enforcement officials to advocate for the Victims' Rights Agenda.

The comprehensive package of bills unveiled earlier this week by Senate Republicans aims to reform the parole system to keep violent criminals behind bars, while also easing the parole process for victims and their families.

Griffo says the legislation will help tip the scales of justice back toward law-abiding citizens and victims of crime, not the perpetrators.

The legislation is in response to several pro-criminal reforms that were included in the state budget passed in April.

Griffo say the so-called reforms, nicknamed the Criminal’s Bill of Rights, included changes that will let up to 90 percent of individuals arrested for a crime walk free and instead receive an appearance ticket from the officer and put an end to cash bail for everything shy of the most severe violent felonies

The Senator was joined by Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, District Attorney Scott McNamara, County Undersheriff Joseph Lisi, Lewis County Sheriff Michael Carpinelli