June 29, 2022

A Note About Prosecutors

Note: The Just Trust for Action is a fully independent 501(c)4 organization that funds legislative and other advocacy work.

If you ask any locally elected prosecutor in this country what their #1 priority is, every single one will probably say, “public safety.” But there are some fundamental differences between reform-minded prosecutors and prosecutors who believe in the status quo. Reform prosecutors understand that improving public safety — including reducing crime and violence — is intrinsically tied to safely reducing the number of people incarcerated in our jails and prisons. They, like the groups we support at The Just Trust, champion policy change and evidence-based programs that prioritize prevention, access to treatment and social services, rehabilitation, and accountability over criminalization and incarceration.

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