Rahsaan Hall is running for Plymouth County District Attorney to restore accountability and public trust to the office. His candidacy calls for a better system of justice that will treat all victims with dignity and respect, carry out the duties of the office with transparency, reduce disparities in the criminal legal system and engage our communities.
Rahsaan Hall has made a lifelong commitment to changing the lives of people who have been harmed and have experienced loss in the criminal legal system. A champion for civil rights, former Assistant District Attorney (ADA) and ordained reverend, Rahsaan has been at the forefront of local and national issues that call for reimagining a public safety system that prioritizes restoration, transformation, and healing for people who have experienced harm and accountability for people who have caused harm.
IN THE DA'S OFFICE
When Rahsaan served as an ADA for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, he worked in the DA’s Safe Neighborhood Initiative and Senior Trial Units, prosecuting drug, gang, and homicide cases. Recognizing the lived experience of victims, he worked closely and compassionately with victims and survivors of violent crime, while finding ways to identify less punitive and more restorative and transformative means of dealing with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health disorders.
FIGHTING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
Rahsaan’s work in civil rights has stood out for his role in demanding greater accountability and transparency from people in positions of power and those charged with the duty to protect us all. During his time at the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts and at Lawyers for Civil Rights, he led programs and initiatives that increased community engagement and changed legislative policies. He maintained a litigation caseload of police misconduct, public accommodations and voting rights cases. In 2018, Rahsaan drew national attention for spearheading the What a Difference a DA Makes campaign to educate Massachusetts residents about the power and influence of district attorneys.
A RECOGNIZED LEADER
Various organizations and the media have lauded Rahsaan for his distinguished and highly regarded work as an outspoken leader in criminal justice and civil rights, among others, Brockton Interfaith Community 2021 Community Leadership Award, Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2021, the Equal Justice Coalition’s 2019 Beacon of Justice Award, Get Connected‘s 2018 GK100 Boston’s Most Influential People of Color, and the Massachusetts Communities Action Network 2018 Carry it On Leadership Award.
Rahsaan is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A.), Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.), and Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.). He is an ordained reverend in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Rahsaan has ministered to communities across the Commonwealth — both intergenerational and cross-cultural — guided by the divine command for justice.
Rahsaan lives in Brockton with his wife and family.