April Ferguson Criminal Justice

 

I am a strong advocate of criminal justice reform and ensuring meaningful access to the courts.  I will advocate for meaningful access to the courts and understand that the integrity of the Justice system relies upon the Integrity of Judges and law professionals and that injustices including wrongful incarceration happen when the Justice system acts without integrity.  I also believe in safety and the rights of victims and believe that it is compromised when our Justice system is too lenient on convicted criminals that have a history of harm to others.

 

 I believe that the Justice system integrity also relies upon our duty to protect society from those that have taken the rights of another individual away through a crime and that in all incidences that the Washington State Constitution should be upheld concerning the rights of Victims.  I as a State Representative will protect the accused by working for meaningful access to the courts and will protect victims of crimes and our community by ensuring that we uphold the rights of victims.

 

Among the things I will advocate for are:

 

  • Improve the Criminal Justice system by supporting laws that ensure meaningful access to the courts and due process
  • Improve the Criminal Justice system by supporting alternative to jail and prison with punishments that fit the crime yet corrects the behavior for lower level offenses.
  • Pathways to jobs in and outside
  • Work to create a system that ensures the community and victims are heard and safety issues are considered prior to release of sex offenders to less restrictive environments.

April Ferguson Criminal Justice