LAUNCHING KEY CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS
D.A. John Creuzot's policy changes have unclogged our system of thousands of cases in which the offender poses no threat and committed a minor offense. He launched a new policy not to prosecute first-time possession of marijuana, leading to a decrease in arrests, particularly of people of color. The D.A. also moved to decriminalize homelessness and mental illness, and instead is creating programs and networks to get treatment for those in need.