With a focus on legislative issues, the government relations team will take a proactive role in shaping laws that impact public safety. California has passed laws that have dramatically changed the criminal justice system. These include:
Assembly Bill 109 Realignment, which shifted thousands of state prison inmates to local jurisdictions.
Proposition 47, which dramatically reduced the crime and consequences for drug users and thieves.
Proposition 57, which eliminated prosecutors ability to directly send a juvenile accused of a serious or violent offense to adult court and created a new criteria for early release of prisoners from state prison
The District Attorney’s Office will serve as a strong voice for the community on important public safety issues.