District Attorney says flick of the pen would help his office; Criminal Court projects deficit this year.
City says in January, it started paying Gusman a flat amount, though such an arrangement could run afoul of decades-old federal court order.
Juvenile Court doesn’t leave children better off, he says.
She has been pulled from the bench until criminal charges are resolved, but she’s running for re-election.
Over 23 years, she has handled thousands of Juvenile Court hearings and trials.
Many children in prison-like facilities don’t belong there, Roberts said.
She would employ drug and mental-health counseling, parenting classes, and she’d make sure sentences are appropriate.
She ran a mental-health agency for troubled youth for 11 years.
As a municipal judge, Sens said he has a track record of moving cases through. Now he's seeking a seat in Criminal District Court.
He would inherit one of the city’s most backlogged dockets.