Public safety is a community responsibility that is most effective when everyone works together toward a common goal of reducing violent crime.
- Pushed for the prioritization of murder and capital murder trials
- Led efforts to help reduce the backlog of criminal cases by developing a system to re-evaluate and send thousands of nonviolent offenders to diversion programs
- DA Kim Ogg testified in support of SB 21, making it harder for people previously accused of violent offenses to obtain bail
A District Attorney’s duty is to seek the truth in every case, present authentic evidence, and apply the law equally to everyone.
- Successfully advocated for “Jenny’s Law,” protecting rape victims from being jailed
- Donated nearly $1 million from the criminal forfeiture fund to organizations that help victims. Crime shouldn’t pay, and we are dedicated to investing these funds in the community.
- DA endorsed 'Jenny's law' to protect rape victims whose testimony is compelled by prosecutors
Our criminal legal system depends on the truth and the facts, and we take an oath to uphold these principles.
- Exonerated X individuals, including finding of actual innocence in the Alfred Brown case
- Continue to hold individuals accountable when the facts and the law dictate we act, regardless of their status
- Harris County District Attorney's Office leads nation in exonerations
By ensuring a fair process for all, the District Attorney is dedicated to individual justice in every case.
- Fought to increase the number of prosecutors in the interest of public safety, so that cases can be considered faster
- Mental health is not a crime, and that’s why we prioritize getting people help when we have the information. We’ve diverted thousands of people to a center with wrap-around services which has led to a reduction in recidivism.
The District Attorney is dedicated to the responsible use of tax dollars by seeking alternative resolutions for low-level offenders and common-sense solutions to social issues instead of jail.
- Expanded the diversion options in Harris County, keeping tens of thousands of low-level nonviolent out of the criminal legal system.
- No arrest or record for small amounts of marijuana
- Multiple diversion programs aimed at juveniles, reducing the number of criminal filings by ⅔ since 2018.
- Returned millions to crime victims through a revamped restitution program
- Diverting a majority of juvenile cases away from jail
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