Respect the Rights
of All Parties
The court must respect the rights and interests of all parties involved in legal disputes. This includes the rights of the criminal defendant, but also the rights of the victims and the legitimate interests of witnesses, investigators, and the families impacted throughout the criminal justice system.
If elected, I will uphold the victim bill of rights, making sure victims have an opportunity to have their voice heard without the burden of missing work or placing themselves in unsafe situations. I will also ensure the court provides information to victims and victim advocates about where they can seek information on their cases.
I will also advocate for safe places for victims when they do come to court and provide any documentation needed to make sure victims are not punished in their employment for participating in our pursuit of justice.