For Immediate Release
October 21, 2015
Media Contact: Whytnee Bush
CHITTENDEN COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY DONOVAN A FOUNDING MEMBER OF
LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS TO REDUCE CRIME & INCARCERATION
Washington, DC — TJ Donovan, a Democratic candidate for Vermont’s Attorney General and the current State’s Attorney for Chittenden County, proudly announced today he is a founding member of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration. The national organization unites more than 130 current and former police chiefs, sheriffs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states to urge for a reduction in both crime and incarceration.
“I am proud to be a founding member of this exciting new organization. The coming together of this impressive group of leading law enforcement officials reflects a unique moment in our country’s history,” said Donovan. “This group, Vermont, and our country more broadly are now acknowledging that safer communities will come only when we begin to adopt progressive models of criminal justice practices that don’t view incarceration as the only tool for promoting public safety.”
At a press conference today, police chiefs from six of the largest U.S. cities announced the group’s policy agenda. President Barack Obama will host members of the group at the White House tomorrow, where group leaders will speak on why they believe reducing imprisonment while protecting public safety is a vital national goal.
About Law Enforcement Leaders
Law Enforcement Leaders unites more than 130 current and former police chiefs, sheriffs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states to urge for a reduction in both crime and incarceration. We believe that the country can reduce incarceration while keeping down crime, and we support changes to our criminal justice system to achieve that goal.