Ministers of Justice: Prosecution for the 21st Century
Elected prosecutors wield immense power, and as ministers of justice have a duty to not just pursue justice looking forward, but also looking back to remedy past unjust sentences and convictions. A growing number of 21st Century prosecutors recognize this obligation and are embracing new approaches to criminal justice and prosecution that allow them to do just that. These bold leaders understand that success should not be measured in convictions, but in the compassion they show for people, the trust they are able to build and their ability to make communities safer and healthier.
“It’s not about what looks good or about what’s easy, but it’s about doing what’s right.”
- Stephanie Morales, Portsmouth, VA Commonwealth’s Attorney
Watch FJP’s newest video with Attorney General TJ Donovan (Vermont); Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales (Portsmouth, VA); District Attorneys Eric Gonzalez (Kings County, NY) and Larry Krasner (Philadelphia, PA); and State’s Attorneys Sarah George (Chittenden County, VT) and Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore City, MD) as they share their perspectives on the role prosecutors can play in shrinking the footprint of our justice system and creating meaningful second chances for people.