||Criminal Justice Clerk:
Tom Ewell (360) 341-1457 tew…@whidbey.com
Longer Term Goals (How we measure the impact of our activity):
- Give priority to efforts to repair the harm suffered by victims over attempts to punish offenders
- Look for opportunities to take preventive action to identify and address the causes of crime
- Replace costly incarceration through diversion, drug treatment, job training, and education whenever appropriate
- Redress the racial inequity of our current criminal justice system
- Support offenders’ efforts to redeem themselves and reintegrate into society
|Objectives (Activities in the current year to support Goals):
- Legal financial obligations (LFOs): Address abuses in current laws.
- Earned release and sentencing reform, supporting newly formed Parole Coalition
B) Research, Monitor, and Inform as needed:
- Restorative Justice: Provide background on Colorado model, including state funding, to support
potential legislation for restorative justice practices.
- Monitor efforts to repeal the death penalty, working with the Safe and Just Alternatives Campaign.
- Post-secondary education for prisoners: Repeal prohibition of use of state funds.
- Ombuds: Establishment of a corrections ombuds office independent from the Department of Corrections.
The Criminal Justice Working Group Practices