#JusticeinPimaCounty: Week 90
On Monday, I had the chance to return to the Dunbar Pavilion and be inside the hall for the first time since the start of COVID. And the previous Sunday, my outreach staff was at Dunbar handing out free gunlocks to the community.
I joined the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance’s Criminal Justice Action Team, Chief Kasmar, Sheriff Nanos, Tony Ruffin of Pillars and Bridges, and Doyle Morrison, Pima County’s Community Engagement and Equity Specialist, and Pastor Ben Davis in discussions about initial appearances, my second run at legislation to reform the cash system, and racial disparities in the Pima County Jail – all integral elements of my reform agenda.
On Wednesday, I met with Megan Page about a Memorandum of Understanding in support of our ongoing efforts to build Restorative Justice for adults, and on Thursday I was back at the Walgreens at 12th Avenue and Ajo Way with law enforcement, staff from my office, and store management.
That Walgreens is in a heavily residential area where grandparents still walk from home to pick up medicine. We are working hard to be the best partner we can be so that becomes a safer and safer errand.
Lastly, I met with Denisse Ley, the new Executive director for Homicide Survivors. As two growing administrators, we committed to doing everything possible to strengthen that relationship in service to crime victims and Survivors. And on Friday, reproductive health took center stage again, lasting through the weekend and into this week. We will keep you posted on developments.