Wes is a strong proponent of rehabilitation programs. By giving non-violent offenders the opportunity to address the underlying behavior driving them toward crime, his office is better able to prevent the possibility that they will reoffend. He works closely with a multitude of partnering agencies to support problem-solving courts such as Veterans Court and Drug Court. More cost effective than traditional incarceration, programs such as not only reduce crime, but also relieve the financial burden our criminal justice system places on taxpayers.
Wes is constantly developing innovative ways to tackle crime at its root. This past April, he became the firstState’s Attorney in the nation to participate in a Safe Stations program. This unique collaboration between agencies has since become a model for jurisdictions across the nation. By shifting barriers to treatment, Wes has made it possible for people to step away from a life of crime and rebuild.