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Does Seattle need a new approach to public safety?
City Inside/Out: Prolific Offenders
11/15/201928:30

POLL: Do you support creating and funding new alternatives to deal with "prolific offenders," people who continue to cycle through our criminal justice system?

Crime in downtown Seattle has spiked more than 40%, increasing public safety concerns among businesses and neighborhoods. A major challenge is what to do about the number of prolific offenders who are repeatedly cycling through our criminal justice system. How should city leaders address this complex problem? Are new pilot programs that include a low-barrier shelter, high-barrier probation, plus more support and coordination a good idea?

On this show:

Tara Moss, Seattle-King County LEAD Project Director, Public Defender Association
Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecutor
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Damon Shadid, Seattle Municipal Court Judge
Denise Moriguchi, President & CEO, Uwajimaya

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