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The decisions Commonwealth's attorneys make matter. Here's why.

Who is your Commonwealth’s attorney (CA)? Do you know how your CA has used their authority in your community? Commonwealth’s attorneys are the most powerful law enforcement officials in their jurisdiction’s criminal justice system.

May 30, 2019

Claire Gastañaga: Time to Make Sense, Not War

Trying to prosecute our way out of drug problems is an expensive and ineffective approach to the public health crisis we are facing. Virginia should focus on what works to save lives, including safe reporting laws, better and more widely available treatment programs, and stigma-free services.

April 11, 2019 Criminal Justice

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