A PLATFORM FOR JUSTICE

Our policy platform for the Plymouth County District Attorney's office is guided by our values and seeks to create a public safety system that prioritizes restoration, transformation, and healing for people who have experienced harm and accountability for people who have caused harm.

KEY AREAS OF FOCUS

PROTECT VULNERABLE PEOPLE

  1. Investigate and prevent misconduct within the office and throughout the criminal legal system.

  2. Reduce gender-based violence by focusing on who needs help and services, not just who can be punished.

  3. Center a child’s best interests when engaging juveniles.

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Rights and Fairness for Victims and Residents

  1. Provide guidance and resources to victims of all crimes.

  2. Be a strong advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

  3. Make sure LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people can effectively engage with the DA’s Office.

  4. Protect the right to vote.

  5. Oppose all abortion bans.

Reduce Racial Disparities

  1. Have an open dialogue with the public and with District Attorney staff on how to reduce racial disparities within the office.

  2. Adopt clear rules, guidance, and best practices on racial justice to help DA office staff reduce disparities.

  3. Give fair and consistent sentencing recommendations.

  4. Consult experts to develop evidence-based practices that reduce racial disparities in prosecution.

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TRANSPARENCY &
ACCOUNTABILITY

  1. Empower an Integrity and Justice Unit, which includes conviction integrity review.

  2. Share information about prosecutions publicly including with a data dashboard, and be guided by evidence in running the office.

  3. Have meetings with and openness to stakeholders across the county: SURVIVORS & VICTIMS OF CRIME, police, exonerated, and formerly incarcerated.

  4. Strengthen professional development of staff, monitor staff performance, and create a culture of integrity that increases staff retention.

Reform for Justice and Effectiveness

  1. Reduce the use of cash bail through clear guidelines and case-by-case consideration.

  2. Identify certain low-level offenses that the DA's office would generally decline to prosecute when they do not present a threat to public safety.

  3. Outline clear institutional plans for diversion and harm reduction.

  4. Engage in reform through a lens of restorative justice.

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YOUR VOICE MATTERS

WHAT ISSUES MATTER MOST TO YOU? TAKE OUR ISSUES SURVEY AND LET US KNOW.

THE RAHSAAN HALL CAMPAIGN receives counsel on policy matters from a Policy Committee, which is comprised of a range of experts with practical and theoretical experience with the criminal legal system.

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