Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins

Martin Institute

Suffolk Country District Attorney Rachael Rollins is the chief law enforcement official for  Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and oversees an office of approximately 300 people handling approximately 35,000 new cases each year. She took office on January 2, 2019, as Suffolk County’s sixteenth district attorney, the first woman to be elected to that position in Suffolk County history, and the first woman of color ever to serve as a Massachusetts district attorney. In 2018, the people of Suffolk County chose District Attorney Rollins to represent them as their district attorney– and to effect meaningful, substantive reform to the criminal justice system. She pledged to pursue that mission tirelessly by reducing incarceration, correcting racial and ethnic disparities, adopting alternatives to traditional prosecution,focusing the offices limited resources on serious and violent crimes,and improving relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.In this talk, we will look at the DA’s mission to diversify the office and her plan to attack criminal justice reform outlined in a 66 page memo titled, the Rachael Rollins Policy Memo. 

Lunch will be served.