Implemented Evidence-Based Programs That Are Proven To Improve Outcomes And Reduce Crime
Kim focused on programs that research shows are actually effective in reducing crime, promoting healing, and increasing community well-being. These reforms are substantially different from the policies of the past, which relied on convictions and harsh punishment, regardless of whether they actually made our community safer. This evidence-based programming not only produces better outcomes than traditional prosecution, it reduces costs to taxpayers.
- Expanded the range of services offered in both the felony and misdemeanor diversion programs
- Increased the number of individuals benefiting from alternatives to traditional prosecution
- Created a new diversion program for persons with drug charges who are at low-risk to reoffend and do not require intensive drug treatment
- Partnered with researchers and social work professionals to develop and implement a new diversion program for young people, aged 18-25
- Expanded victim’s services to include counseling sessions designed by and administered by professional trauma specialists
- Instituted a program in St. Louis City schools to help prevent juvenile delinquency and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline