Impact prosecution is a data-informed and community-oriented approach to improve public safety.
Our office has shifted its philosophy toward a practice of data-informed decision-making. A review of our top defendants demonstrates the principal problem facing our community: a small percentage of serious repeat offenders commits the majority of crime. Using data analytics, we can identify these individuals’ involvement in larger criminal networks, assess their risk of continued criminal activity, and prosecute appropriately. We are not outsourcing difficult decision-making to data and technology, nor are we replacing the human element in prosecution with automated processes. Rather, we are using data analysis to enhance our ability to be thoughtful, just, and effective.
Our office emphasizes the community and its experience with crime. This reaches beyond the bounds of traditional prosecution, improving our understanding of crime and our utilization of resources. Victim services and prevention initiatives are at the forefront of our efforts. We have been administering grant money and creating a variety of projects geared towards engaging community partners, addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and taking a community approach to crime reduction.We strive to increase safety by making better-informed prosecution decisions, focusing on the individuals most responsible for driving crime, and building mutual trust with our community. Our focus has been and will continue to be justice, fairness, and the efficient use of limited resources.