The library will be closed Wednesday, June 19th, for Juneteenth

Memorial Hall Library

What Difference Do a DA and Sheriff Make?

District attorneys are the most powerful people in the criminal justice system. They decide who gets charged with a crime - and determine how most criminal cases are resolved. Sheriffs have the power to make our communities safer and more just for all - but most Massachusetts voters don’t even know who their sheriff is. Learn more about these elected officials who have tremendous impact on people’s lives and our communities.

Laura Rótolo of ACLU Massachusetts and Stacy Seward of The Dream Network will discuss how these two offices operate in Essex County. Their online presentations will be followed by a moderated Q&A led by Gail Forsyth-Vail.

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