As a 30-year resident of Wilmington’s Triangle neighborhood, a past chairman of the state’s Criminal Justice Council, and a former member of the Board of Pardons, John Carney has seen our criminal justice system from many perspectives.
And he knows it is a system in need of reform.
Like everyone, John wants to make sure we are keeping dangerous criminals off our streets. But he also knows that rehabilitating offenders and helping them become employed and productive members of society are the keys to safer communities. Even more important is preventing our young people from turning to a life of crime in the first place.
There are no quick or easy solutions. During his campaign for governor, John has met with community members, law enforcement officials, ex-offenders, and school leaders to gather ideas for making our criminal justice system work as it should. As governor, he will work to:
✓ Targeting resources on high-risk offenders and hot spot areas
✓ Building the relationship between the community and law enforcement
✓ Giving educators and kids better tools and opportunities
✓ Equipping those reentering society with the tools to succeed
✓ Providing better access to mental health care and drug and alcohol rehabilitation