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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...
Justice in Pima County: Week 17

Justice in Pima County: Week 17

Before I review the week we just had, I’m extending this invitation to all of you to join us tomorrow at Mansfield Park, 2004 N. 4th Ave, at 9:30 a.m. for the latest fresh food giveaway with Pillars & Bridges of Tucson. The event starts at 10 a.m., but we’ve been...
Justice in Pima County: Week 16

Justice in Pima County: Week 16

The question of prevention floats through my mind all day, every day. Once again this week, we had a terrible three consecutive days with homicides reported. We have extraordinary professionals here who are equipped to provide services to the survivors and to hold...
Justice in Pima County: Week 15

Justice in Pima County: Week 15

Another victim-centered week, as our thoughts go to the uptick in homicides, the use of firearms, the trauma in our community, and the well-timed arrival of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which begins this Sunday, April 18. There is no time like the present to...
Justice in Pima County: Week 14

Justice in Pima County: Week 14

This week was long. We met with three different sets of parents; some meetings included grandparents and uncles, each of whom had lost a child. I took these meetings in private practice as a legal victim representative, but I never had three in one week. This job has...