John Creuzot is the new elected Dallas Country District Attorney. Creuzot has 21 years’ experience as being a judge and known as a reformer. One of his missions is to push for criminal justice reform. Here is what you need to know about the new Dallas Country District Attorney.
He Won the 2018 Election
Democrat John Creuzot won an election for Dallas Country District Attorney which was held on November 6, 2018. He defeated Faith Johnson from Republican who had been appointed with this job by Government Greg Abbot to replace Susan Hawk who was also from Republican and stepped down from her position due to a mental health issue in 2016. John Creuzot was sworn in New Year’s Day in his office.
His Experience in Criminal Justice
John Creuzot is well known in the criminal justice system due to his experiences. He was appointed in 1992 by Governor Ann Richards as a felony district court judge, continue to serve the country with this position more than 21 years and retired in 2012. Besides this position, he also had worked as Dallas Assistant District Attorney as well Chief Felony Prosecutor for seven years. Creuzot is well known for his work especially for criminal justice reform, drug courts and sentencing based on evidence.
National television and news channel regularly invite him as an expert for various topics related to criminal justice. He also had given several lectures and courses to National Judicial College, National Drug Institute as well National Centre for State Courts. He is often invited to be a speaker for several seminars related to drug court subject.
To End Mass Incarceration
One of his missions when he did his campaign last year is to end mass incarceration. He highlighted regarding too many people are in prison in the United States at this moment. Therefore, the system of criminal justice needs to be evaluated since the prisons have too many first-time with a low-level offender. He also wants to implement the new system for not prosecuting simple criminal trespassing cases which usually will make the homeless to be put in jail. Instead of putting them in jail, relocating them will be the better solution.
By having Cruezot to be in charge as the new Dallas County District Attorney, it will be a new era of persecution and criminal justice system. Cruezot will be in charge of this position for four years term.