Criminal Justice Reform
I have been a Criminal Court Magistrate for the last 17 years. I have seen many people repeatedly come through the court system with a lot of the same issues. I will always follow the law and determine based on the facts the most appropriate action to take. I also have realized that some individuals, who are appropriate, should be required to participate in treatment for drug, alcohol addiction and mental illness. Research has shown that certain evidence based programs decrease recidivism.