News / Voices of Change

Fair and Just Prosecution is proud to showcase the powerful words of a new generation of prosecutors. These leaders come from all over the country, with a multitude of backgrounds and stories, but they share one important quality: a commitment to creating a fair, equitable, and compassionate justice system for all. Hear from these innovative and inspiring leaders!

A New Vision for the 21st Century Prosecutor: Reflections of Newly Elected Prosecutive Leaders

Elected prosecutive leaders speak at Harvard Law School with the next generation of lawyers about new paradigms in prosecution and the importance of prosecutors in bringing about systemic change. The panel, co-hosted by Fair and Just Prosecution and Harvard’s Criminal Justice Policy Program, featured Tori Verber-Salazar, Beth McCann, Eric Gonzalez, Christian Gossett, Andrew Warren, Mark Dupree, and Melissa Nelson.

“There is a tremendous opportunity for people … to change the face of prosecution…. It’s about accountability, but it should not be simply about punishment.”
—Brooklyn (NY) Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez 

Criminal Justice, Community Justice

King County (Seattle, WA) Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg discusses the history of mass incarceration and why community programs can be more powerful than a jail cell.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s statement on officer’s acquittal

St. Louis (MO) Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner calls for building community trust and the need for “comprehensive and objective investigations” of officer-involved shootings

“There is nothing that will stop me from providing every person with a fair and impartial process — The resistors to change will not stop me, the critics will not stop me, and most certainly this verdict will not stop me.”
—St. Louis (MO) Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner 

Kim Foxx sworn in as Cook County State’s Attorney, December 1, 2016:

Excerpt from Cook County (Chicago, IL) State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s swearing in speech.

Dan Satterberg’s TEDx Talk

King County (Seattle, WA) Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg makes the case for considering the collateral consequences of incarceration and finding alternative pathways for individuals struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness.