District Attorney Accountability
District attorneys prosecute state crimes, decide which charges are filed, and have the power to dismiss charges or divert people to treatment or other programs. They are highly influential in the state Legislature and in local governments, and they frequently impact criminal justice policy and budget decisions.
In Colorado, DAs are elected in each of the state’s 22 judicial districts, all of which will be holding elections in 2020. These races typically receive much less attention than others, so many voters know very little about DA candidates, their positions, and what they plan to do if they are elected.
CCJRC4Action works to educate voters about DA candidates so they can be held accountable to the communities they are entrusted to serve. We host candidate forums, survey candidates on their positions, and endorse those who are most closely aligned with our vision. We also employ grassroots and online campaigns to make our endorsements known.