What Problems Do Sheriffs and District Attorneys Have the Power to Solve?
Learn More About District Attorneys
Not many of us realize just how powerful the office of the district attorney is. Once someone enters the criminal justice system, the choices made by a district attorney can be as serious as life or death. We invite you to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the district attorney, and how their choices can create a better – or worse – justice system for everyone.
Learn More About County Sheriffs
Many of us have a ready mental picture of a sheriff. Maybe someone out in the Wild West on a horse in an old movie, dealing out even-handed justice in a small town. Today’s county sheriffs live and work in a much different world, and their actions and policy decisions can have far-reaching consequences for communities.
Request a Training
If you are local to the Triangle area of NC, CJPC staff will teach your group about how local elected officials can help make the justice system more fair, humane, and accountable. In this presentation, we will walk through the roles of these local elected officials and how their discretionary power can address the problems plaguing today’s justice system.
Find and Support Your Candidates
When election time comes, research the candidates to make sure they will help create the justice system you want to see. Reach out and ask tough questions if their position isn’t clear. Don’t hesitate to volunteer for or donate to a campaign if you find a great local candidate. Share your knowledge with your friends, family and colleagues.
And when election time comes, make sure you vote!
Download Our Social Sharing Image Pack
One of the easiest way to help educate your friends, family members, colleagues, and other connections is through social sharing. We have created three ready-to-share images you can add easily to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media account to help people understand the close ties between the issues they care about and the actions of their local elected officials.