JUSTICE FORUM AT WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE
July 24th, 2019
Attended last night’s Justice Forum at Whatcom Community College and heard presentations from our community partners at the LITERACY COUNCIL, GOODWILL, HEALTH DEPARTMENT GRACE PROGRAM, PROSECUTING ATTORNEY and our COURTS on the relationships and cooperation that have been developed to prevent crime and reduce recidivism through diversion, treatment and education. Also heard about successes in SKAGIT County resulting from similar efforts. I presented on the comprehensive approach your Sheriff’s Office is pursuing with respect to increasing reliance on diversion to mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and alternatives to incarceration. I’m proud of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office commitment to these philosophies.