Criminal Justice Commission

October 11, 2019 - Public Forum Testimony

On October 11, 2019, the Criminal Justice Commission held a Public Forum for stakeholders and members of the public to voice their opinions as to what qualities and characteristics the Commission should look for in candidates being interviewed for appointment as the next Chief State's Attorney. All written testimony submitted follows. (All files are in PDF Format - Adobe Acrobat Reader Required. Follow this link to download Acrobat Reader at no charge.)

Aaron Goode

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)-Connecticut

Anti-Defamation League Connecticut

Abby Anderson - Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information

Connecticut Voices for Children

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Commissioner

Marc Donald - Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

John Doyle - Connecticut Association of Prosecutors

Christine Ely

Michelle Feldman - Innocence Project

Kathleen Flaherty - Connecticut Legal Rights Project

Dana Forry - Bridgeport RYASAP

Aigne S. Goldsby - George W. Crawford Black Bar Association

Callie Gale Heilmann

Allen J. Hernandez - Adina Hemley-Bronstein - Yale Law School Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic

Malissa Hurry

Kenneth J. Krayeske

Michelle Lettieri - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Joanne Linarte

Angela R. Macchiarulo

Lisa McKenna - RYASAP

Keith Mello - Connecticut Police Chiefs Association

Charles Merlis

Giovanna Mozzo - The Hub

Office of the Victim Advocate - Natasha M. Pierre

Ryan O'Hara

Neil Olinski

Ann Percival

Kacey Perkins

Takina Pollock Shafer

Takina Pollock Shafer

Louis Reed - #Cut50

Abigail Roth

Morgan Rueckert - Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Maria Sandoval-Schaefer - Kerry Ellington

Becky Simonsen - Service Employees International Union District 1199 New England

Melinda Tuhus