Reform Court Administration
There needs to be a Mental Health Treatment Court for Misdemeanors. I will prioritize working with the Office of Court Administration (OCA) to create a specialized court where people who have open cases and mental health issues can come before a Judge in a timely manner so that the Court can assess a defendant's public safety risk and at the same time ensure they get the mental health services they need.
I would also work with OCA to create an all purpose court from 5:00pm to 9:30pm so that defendants can make an appearance in Court and without missing a day of work.
Additionally, after the pandemic has ended, I would maintain a virtual court, where once a case has been disposed of except for outstanding compliance, proof of the compliance can be done virtually.