ON THE ISSUES
Ninth Judicial Circuit
AN OPEN LETTER
To the Attorneys, Investigators & Staff of the State Attorney’s Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit
Ryan's plan for the office and how, together, we're going to turn it around and make it into a place we all know it can be.
Ryan believes there is no place in our community for violent, repeat offenders. Ryan will bring the full weight of our criminal justice system to those who commit such crimes.
Ryan believes we must find alternatives to Driver License suspensions as punishment. The loss of mobility can lead to a loss of employment, income, and housing. Rather than correcting behavior, this action traps people who make mistakes, particularly our low-income citizens, in a cycle that is difficult to escape.
TREAT ADDICTION AS ADDICTION
Ryan believes prosecutors should do what they can within the law and by using discretion to ensure drug addicts who commit crimes also get treatment and assistance. Minimum mandatory sentences for drug addicts do not serve the community.
PROSECUTORS IN PLACE
Ryan believes a community is best served by prosecutors who know the community, and who the community knows and trusts, Ryan will establish a Community Prosecution program to embed prosecutors within specific communities. These prosecutors will establish a stronger relationship with community residents and identify community public