Episode 33: Special COVID-19 Series: Balancing Public Health and Public Safety
Description: DA Anne Marie Schubert and Assistant Chief Thien Ho talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the criminal justice system and how the DA’s Office is adapting to ensure justice continues to be served while balancing public health with public safety.
Show Notes: DA Schubert starts by introducing the new Justice and Community & Relations Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Thien Ho, followed by Thien’s own introduction.
DA Schubert and Assistant Chief Thien Ho give their personal and professional insight and thoughts on this unprecedented time in our world, nation and local community – including as it relates to the criminal justice system and in all aspects of our society.
The conversation turns to the impact of COVID-19 and the public health emergency on the criminal justice system specifically. DA Schubert and Assistant Chief Thien Ho talk through the current changes to the criminal justice system, followed by what the DA’s Office has done to successfully adapt to these changes while balancing public health with public safety. They talk about the importance and need for these changes and how things are working with this new way of doing business.
They close by a message they have to members of this community to ensure that the criminal justice system continues to serve justice during this crisis while balancing public health with public safety.
For alerts on price gouging and looting during a state of emergency as well as the public health order, visit our website at sacda.org. For the latest COVID-19 information and status updates visit Sacramento County’s website at saccounty.net.
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Tags – District Attorney, Justice Journal Podcast, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Anne Marie Schubert