1. What was your first role at King County? Ironically (see below), I was a Rule 9 Summer Intern with the Juvenile Unit at the Prosecutor’s Office handling misdemeanor cases.
2. What do you do as Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney? I am currently the Chair of our Juvenile Unit and oversee the prosecution of all juvenile criminal matters in King County.
3. What do you like most about your job? The wonderful, dedicated employees of the PAO that I have the privilege of working with every day.
4. What is the biggest challenge in your job? The daily task of making difficult decisions that seek to balance the interests of the young people who come through the juvenile justice system with the interests of victims and community safety.
5. What is one of your top priorities for the remainder of 2014? To finalize the details of an innovative pilot program that will divert hundreds of juvenile family violence cases out of the formal court system and into an alternative program that will appropriately hold the offenders accountable, while delivering the needed crisis services to these youth and families sooner and more effectively.