Conversation with DA Chesa Boudin
Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Singer and District Attorney, Chesa Boudin
Free and open to the community, virtual event
Wednesday, April 7, 5:00pm
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer as he speaks to District Attorney Chesa Boudin about his work, his interaction with local police, and how Judaism plays a significant role in his personal and professional life.
Chesa Boudin is the elected District Attorney of San Francisco. DA Boudin’s commitment to promotion of social justice and the concept of Tikkun Olam stems from his early identity and experiences growing up in the Jewish faith. Personally impacted by parental incarceration and the failings of the criminal justice system, DA Boudin’s career has focused on reforming the criminal justice system from the inside.
As District Attorney, DA Boudin works to make our communities safer by developing data-driven policies to expand alternatives to incarceration and treat the root causes of crime. In his first few months in office, DA Boudin ended the office's practice of asking for cash bail, eliminated status enhancements, implemented California's first diversion program for primary caregivers, and ended the prosecution of charges resulting from racist pre-textual traffic stops. He has also implemented numerous police reforms; started an innovative Economic Crimes Against Workers Unit to protect workers from exploitation; and has succeeded in reducing the jail population in San Francisco even as crime rates declined. His office has initiated historic prosecutions to hold law enforcement officers accountable when they break the law.
DA Boudin remains committed to being a “rodef shalom” by pursuing reforms that promote racial and economic justice, center crime survivors, and protect public safety.
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