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Justice in Pima County: Week 22

Justice in Pima County: Week 22

As I have reported here, we’ve been hiring and welcoming lots of wonderful and dedicated new prosecutors and law clerks to PCAO the last several weeks. Real reform requires leaders in our Office willing to shepherd and mentor our newest colleagues. This week, Vicki...
Justice in Pima County: Week 21

Justice in Pima County: Week 21

Change is hard. When I promised Pima County that I would distribute a weekly review every Friday afternoon, I did so in an effort to make this The People’s Office: transparent and accessible to the community. Internally, however, transparency is an incredibly...
Justice in Pima County: Week 20

Justice in Pima County: Week 20

I have to give Twitter all the credit (said no one ever) for connecting me last year to the broad network of hardworking attorneys, brilliant academics, and statisticians bringing smart criminal justice reform to communities nationwide. Through all the CJ reform...
Justice in Pima County: Week 19

Justice in Pima County: Week 19

The overwhelming majority of elected prosecutors, including DAs and County Attorneys, have never managed a multi-million dollar budget, until they suddenly do, upon election to the Office. To deal appropriately with that, one surrounds themselves with high integrity...
Justice in Pima County: Week 18

Justice in Pima County: Week 18

After just over a year of empty jury boxes and a quiet assembly room, jury trials have finally resumed. This is a big deal for justice in Pima County and for the victims who had to take the “we just don’t know yet” call every 30 days, for the people in custody, for...