HUMANITY FOR THE HOMELESS
I will push to stop using our county jail as a homeless shelter. I will work together with homeless advocates to find more humane alternatives.
KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER
I will improve pretrial diversion programs so jobs and families will not be lost and disrupted.
SENSIBLE MENTAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS
I will work to provide better outcomes for mentally ill offenders. For too long our county jail has served as the county’s largest mental health provider, a task for which it was not designed.
REHAB NOT RETRIBUTION
I will strengthen rehabilitation programs for nonviolent offenders. For many offenses, rehabilitation is much less expensive than housing an inmate. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it also alleviates the financial burden and frees tax money.