KIM HAS BROUGHT CHANGE TO ST. LOUIS
In less than 4 years, despite heavy opposition from supporters of failed policies that have harmed, rather than helped, our community, Kim has transformed the way the Circuit Attorney Office operates in the City of St. Louis. Kim’s Circuit Attorney Office prioritizes crime prevention efforts and community well-being, utilizing strategies that harness the wisdom of not just lawyers and police officers, but doctors, researchers, social workers, data analysts, and members of our community to fight crime at its source. She has strategically laid the foundation for long-term positive change to our criminal justice system.
Helped Crime Victims
Kim prioritized the needs of crime victims and focused on protecting them, healing their wounds, and giving them a voice during the criminal justice process.
Focused Office Resources on the Most Serious Offenses
Kim made several changes to the Office so that its resources would not be spent on petty offenses, but instead focused on serious, violent, crime.
Safely Reduced Incarceration
Kim has made jail and prison a last resort, reserved for those who pose a true public safety risk, not for individuals who commit petty offenses, suffer from addiction or mental illness, or are too poor to post bond.
Increased Fairness And Public Confidence
Kim has taken steps to address the injustices in the system created by racial disparities, economic inequality, and prior police and prosecutorial misconduct.
Listened To The Community
Kim cares deeply about her community and always wants the public to be engaged in her Office’s goals, priorities, and strategies.
Partnered With A Wide Range Of Experts To Maximize The Effectiveness Of The Criminal Justice System
Kim knows that attorneys and police officers cannot revolutionize the functioning of our criminal justice system alone.
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.
Helped Restore Community Trust By Holding Law Enforcement Accountable
Kim believes police accountability is critical to increasing trust between law enforcement and the community.