Deliver Smart Justice
Relying on jails and prison as the first or only mechanism to achieve safety is fiscally irresponsible and doesn’t actually make us
- Work collaboratively with our City leaders – with Mayor London Breed on addressing homelessness, City Attorney Dennis Herrera to seek conservatorship for those with severe mental illness who are unable to care for themselves, with our school system to ensure trauma is identified and addressed early, with our public health system to expand access to drug treatment and care for people struggling with mental illness, with business leaders to expand employment pipelines, and so much more
- Work with Governor Gavin Newsom to end the incarceration of children as we know it
- Expand diversion programs for both youth and adults
- Modernize the DA’s office to use technology as a means of preventing crime, bolstering transparency and accountability, and confronting and solving the racial impacts of the criminal justice system
This week, I sat around a table with youth advocates, criminal justice reformers, union leaders, community members, and city officials for a discussion of what it will take to fundamentally end the incarceration of children as we know it in San Francisco. By way of...
San Francisco District Attorney Candidate Suzy Loftus (樂 素 詩) Announces Bold Vision to Change Juvenile Justice System
SAN FRANCISCO (CA) -- Today Suzy Loftus, candidate for San Francisco District Attorney, released her vision to enact systematic change to juvenile justice policies. The full policy piece can be found here. “We have a responsibility to ensure every child can grow up...
Our criminal justice system is deeply tainted by racially disparate outcomes. Tom and I are raising our three daughters and have always told them that if they work hard and play by the rules, they can achieve anything. But time and time again, top headlines in the...