INITIATIVES

 Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County

Drive Focused, Sober & Safe

Unsafe and impaired driving is a serious problem and the State’s Attorney moved early to increase public awareness and enforcement of the law, especially in the case of incidents that result in death or bodily harm. The initiative works to mobilize community and law enforcement resources to get the message out that bad or impaired driving has serious consequences through community events and public campaigns.

Operation Safe Release

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County made it a priority to be proactive in safely reducing the jail’s population to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus in the jail. On March 1, 2020, PGSAO launched Operation Safe Release, actively working with the Office of the Public Defender, the Judiciary, and the county’s detention center to reduce the jail population. These efforts remain ongoing which is critical to ensuring that the detention facility has the designated space to appropriately care for those who must remain in custody as a matter of public safety.

Operation Protect The Vote

During the 2020 presidential election, State’s Attorney Braveboy utilized her platform, to ‘protect the vote’ for all residents and citizens of Prince George’s County. Understanding the critical times of our nation, the importance of this election and the need to ensure all who are eligible and able to exercise their right to vote — Operation Protect the Vote for All quickly became a priority,

Emerging Adults

In a new initiative, the State’s Attorney’s has created an intervention program aimed at incarcerated individuals who committed their crimes when between 18 and 26 years old.  The State’s Attorney believes that while these individuals must be held accountable for the crimes they have committed, it is also important that they be prepared to return to society. The goal is to help prepare them to become productive members of our community and to decrease their likelihood of reoffending. This will make the county safer for all.