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As your District Attorney, I have spent the last seven years working to create an office that emulates the qualities my endorsers believe about me “… integrity, patience…courage, having the guts to do what’s right…, making decisions based on facts and the law…knowing what criminals to target…”  

Although we have accomplished much in the last years, there is still work to be done in the administration of justice in Nevada County.  I look forward to leading the Office through the next four years and into the future.  

We have seen a decrease in the severity of crime and our community continues to be one of the safest places to live in California.  However, it requires constant vigilance and a proactive approach through prevention as well as prosecution.   We have taken an especially strong stance against the criminal activities that threaten the quality of life in our community.  

Together with our team of dedicated attorneys and staff, we have managed to get the job done despite unprecedented economic challenges for our County.  I have implemented programs that have helped decrease recidivism, increase public safety, and address the “revolving door” within the population of the County Jail system.  A solid working relationship with law enforcement was critical to the success of the office. Over the last seven years, cooperation, communication and a team approach towards solving and prosecuting crimes, has enhanced law enforcement in Nevada County.  

Since taking the office in 2006, we have decreased our full-time staffing levels and created an office that does “more with less”.  Our staff continues to be good stewards of the public’s money by working hard and working smart.  The challenge going into the future will be to continue to provide core prosecutorial services with decreasing funding sources. 

To acclimate to the "new fiscal reality" and the limitations we face, this Office will continue to streamline our business processes and cut wherever possible without sacrificing prosecutorial integrity.  At no point will I voluntarily sacrifice public safety for economic expediency.  

I thank the voters of Nevada County for their continued confidence and support in my ability to be true to and carry on the efforts of the Office of the District Attorney in order to ensure the future well-being and safety of our community.  

Cliff Newell 

REALIGNMENT

What is Realignment? And what does it mean to you?


DISTRICT ATTORNEY BUDGET

It is critical that we move to a more modern way of doing business. "We do more with less."


SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN NEVADA COUNTY

Substance abuse continues to be a threat to public safety and a primary concern.


WORKER'S COMPENSATION FRAUD

Worker's Compensation Fraud is an underground economy that costs millions of dollars each year to the citizens and employers of California.


VICTIMS ARE MY PRIORITY

Crime Victims deserve the best services we can provide.

 


WHAT ABOUT PLEA BARGAINS?

There should never be a “bargain” for a plea, it should be based on the specific strengths and weaknesses of a case, victim’s input and probability of conviction with an appropriate sentence thereafter.  


MY QUALIFICATIONS - PUBLIC SAFETY IS MY FOCUS

PUBLIC SAFETY IS MY FOCUS.  As a former probation officer, and former prosecutor in Sutter and Nevada Counties, I have the front line experience asserting victim’s rights and fighting for public safety. PUBLIC SAFETY HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PROFESSIONAL FOCUS.

 


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT TO BE TOLERATED

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT TO BE TOLERATED

The incidence of Domestic Violence has decreased in Nevada County since 2006. Several factors contribute to this decrease: pro-active involvement of our non-profit partners, effective law enforcement and appropriate and vigorous prosecution.

There is still more to do.



Committee to Re-Elect Cliff Newell
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