OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer Welcomes Input from Minority Groups to Address Challenges

    The District Attorney listens to minority groups and sets up new internal principles to improve the criminal justice system.

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    Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has been working to make OC a fair place for all people. Recently, Spitzer met with three of the Orange County District Attorney Office’s Advisory Committees, which included Black, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ committees, in an effort to determine what problems minorities are having throughout the county and how his Office can best address them and provide a means of transparency.

    Additionally, Spitzer announced a new set of “guiding principles” for his Office in February to address systemic racism in the criminal justice system. 

    Those initiatives included a conviction integrity unit, recidivism reduction units that address an individual’s chances for success, support efforts to have mentally ill defendants be diverted to mental health care to address underlying issues, and more.

    “Orange County is a very diverse community, and I am overjoyed to be able to make the time to meet with each of these groups in order to continue our Office’s efforts to create transparency and an open line of communication with each of them. Together, with the committee’s critical input, we continue to develop innovative ways to address key issues our communities face day-to-day,” Spitzer said.

    Throughout his first term, Spitzer has continually fought for these minority groups, stating that he will do everything in his power to ensure the criminal justice system is fair for all.

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