Letter from the Candidate

The District Attorney is charged with ensuring the safety of the residents of Suffolk County and obtaining justice for victims. As the chief prosecutor in Suffolk County, my primary responsibility will be to keep the community safe.  I will do that – but I will do it differently.

The District Attorney serves as the moral backbone of the criminal justice system and is instrumental in assuring equity and fairness in the process for everyone. We deserve a criminal justice system in which addiction, poverty, and mental illness are not criminalized. We should feel confident that a resident’s  socio-economic status and race doesn’t increase the likelihood that they are incarcerated. Our District Attorney, prosecutors, and members of law enforcement should be a true reflection of the rich diversity of the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve.

Now is the time for a new lens to look at these complicated and interconnected problems.  As District Attorney, I will work hand-in-hand with the community to propose, implement, and measure the success of innovative solutions.  I will apply the sweeping criminal justice reform bill recently passed in Massachusetts to achieve the change our criminal justice system so desperately needs.

We need a new voice in the role of the District Attorney. I am that voice. A voice that is committed to decreasing: incarceration for non-violent offenses; racial disparities; and the overall reliance on the criminal justice system to deal with the most challenging issues in our society.  A voice deeply committed to restorative justice.

We need a District Attorney with the courage to lead with the principles of integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Your vote is your voice. Be heard.

I ask for your vote on Tuesday, September 4th.

In solidarity,

Rachael Rollins Rachael's signature

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