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reduction and prevention of nication and community involve- they fall victim to or witness a 
crime in our area head on. And ment in an efort to help reduce crime, and the results of recent 

this vision of a more engaged and prevent crime. Meeting with cases that the oice has been 
public begins with consistency community groups to share involved in. In addition to the 

and transparency.
information and obtain feedback website, new Public Information 

on how best to assist citizens in Oicer Sean McDermott—who 
“I don’t want to just be the oice reducing and preventing crime, has been with the oice since 

that citizens come to when spending time in schools to 2009—is keeping the community 
things go bad. I want the public educate students on the harm- up-to-date with regular press 

to see the District Attorney’s ful efects of crime and provid- releases detailing oice activity.

Oice as invested—invested in ing incentives for them to stay 
preventing crime and invested classroom-bound, and going out It is the hope that this trans- 

in changing this community for into nursing homes and assisted parency will ofer insight into 
the better,” says Allen. “We’ll lock living facilities to educate the the role the oice plays in the 

up the criminals, that’s still our elderly about fraud and abuse criminal justice system and in 
primary focus, but we’re com- are all aspects of this new initia- the community. Tough, but 

mitted to being a more active tive. “This oice understands the fair, and with the prosecutors 

participant in this community to criminal justice system from the who have the experience and 
keep the region prosperous and inside out,” says Allen. “We’re knowledge to know when to 

the citizens safe. That’s what I committed to creating partner- exercise leniency and when 
told people I would do—that’s ships that lead to trust.”
to prosecute to the fullest 

what I’m doing.”
extent under Tennessee law, 

And to keep the community the District Attorney’s Oice 
A new Community Afairs Unit— informed, the District Attorney’s is committed to serving the 

led by Jackie Myers, who brings Oice is proud to have launched residents of Tennessee and
26 years in the District Attorney’s a comprehensive website is dedicated to following 

Oice to her new role as Com- providing residents with informa- through on its mission of 
munity Afairs Coordinator—has tion on the responsibilities of the being tough on crime and 

been created to foster commu-
oice, the places to seek help if
smart on prevention.

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