Safe Communities -- I will advocate for the resources for law enforcement and emergency services to make our community safe and crime-free.
As State Representative, I will advocate for investment in plans that will best support our law enforcement and emergency services. I support strong state laws and enforcement against child abuse, sexual and domestic violence, elder abuse, hate crimes, and abuse directed against people with disabilities.
In order to better target our resources towards making our communities safe, we should review our sentencing laws with particular consideration regarding non-violent drug offenders and mandatory minimums. We need comprehensive re-entry programs aimed at ending the cycle of recidivism, including education in prisons. I also support expanding the juvenile system to include seventeen year olds.