District attorneys are among the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They play a huge role in determining who ends up behind bars. They decide whether someone will be charged with a crime, which charges to prosecute or drop, and who gets a second chance through diversion or treatment programs.
Their decisions and attitudes affect how our communities respond to societal problems - everything from mental illness to poverty, substance use disorders to juvenile justice, even how veterans, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and people of color are treated in the justice system.
If you care about criminal justice reform, you should care who gets elected DA. Come to this forum to find out where the candidates for District 6 (Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Waldo Counties) stand on the issues.