PRESS RELEASE

Announcing Candidacy for Circuit Judge

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"Our Kids, Our Future"

“Today, after much prayer and consideration, I formally announce my candidacy for 10th Division Circuit Court (Juvenile Division). My decision to run for juvenile judge did not come haphazardly.  I have, over the years, become increasingly sensitive to the need for juvenile justice reform within the State of Arkansas.  It is critical that we elect judges who are problem solvers and who will be about the business of ensuring public safety, reducing prison recidivism, and improving the health and well-being of our young people.  I know I have the qualifications, experience, and drive to make a difference for Our Kids for Our Future.

 
In my twenty-one years of legal practice, I have had the opportunity to be personally involved with thousands of cases that have, in one way or another, reached an immeasurable number of people.  My employment at the Little Rock City Attorney’s Office, Arkansas Public Defender Commission, and in private practice at the Rolfe Law Firm, P.A., have made me aware that there are serious needs that should be addressed within the court system as it relates to our young people and their proper development.

 
I want to put an end to ‘the school to prison pipeline’ and work toward building up a new generation of young people who value themselves and in turn see the value and worth of others. I believe that, as your next Circuit Judge, I can be a part of the solution that improves the lives of our young people and encourages them to be productive citizens.  The adult criminal justice system can be extremely harsh and our juvenile court system needs someone who will work tirelessly to keep juveniles from re-offending and from becoming adult offenders. I humbly ask that you elect me to serve as your next judge for 10th Division Circuit Court. Please feel free to share with family and friends and I thank you for your support”.

April 8, 2019

MISSION

Vision for the Judiciary

Work to DISMANTLE the school to prison pipeline

  • Address education, home stability, substance abuse, and mental health

Work to REFORM the Pulaski and Perry County juvenile justice system

  • Move from a detention based model to a faith and community based program model

Work to RESTORE trust in our juvenile justice system

  • Address public safety, child abuse/neglect, and the restoration of community confidence