SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Crime survivors at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday were calling for more resources for criminal justice.

The group Crime Survivors For Safety and Justice held a rally demanding the state invest in crime prevention and helping crime victims heal.

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“We want the state to recognize and invest in community-led prevention, intervention, rehabilitation. Let’s deal with the root of the problem and interrupt the cycle before it begins,” said Tinisch Hollins, the executive director for the group.

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Law enforcement says crime has spiked since the state started going lighter on criminals.

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A Senate bill would give guidance and resources to law enforcement to both prevent crime and help the victims recover.