What a Difference a D.A. Makes 2018-08-16T19:12:44+00:00
What a Difference a DA Makes

District attorneys are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They decide who gets charged with a crime – and determine how most criminal cases are resolved. This means these elected officials have tremendous impact on people’s lives and our communities.

It’s time to use our voices – and our vote – to make our criminal legal system fairer for everyone.

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What a Difference a DA Makes

District attorneys are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They decide who gets charged with a crime – and determine how most criminal cases are resolved. This means these elected officials have tremendous impact on people’s lives and our communities.

It’s time to use our voices – and our vote – to make our criminal legal system fairer for everyone.

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IN THE NEWS

Cape and Island DA Michael O’Keefe addressed the media in 2015.

It matters who the DA is

The Boston Globe

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Rahsaan Hall on NECN

What do Voters Need to Know About District Attorneys

NECN

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ACLU criminal justice reform campaign takes aim at district attorneys

The Bay State Banner

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Hampden County Hall of Justice

Massachusetts ACLU survey: Legal system broken, public unsure about role of DAs

MassLive

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Preview of DA Report card template

ACLU releases DA report card rubric

The Berkshire Eagle

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Daniel Medwed, professor at the Northeastern University School of Law, wrote the 2012 book, “Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent.”

Wayward prosecutors go unpunished as prison time for victims piles up

NECIR

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NEWS

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