I attended the forum for the candidates for District of Attorney for Cumberland Country last week.
After listening to them I was most impressed with Windham resident Frayla Tarpinian.
Currently, she is an Assistant District Attorney in Kennebec County and Head of the Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Unit. One priority of hers is to advocate aggressively on behalf of victims of violence, exploitation, and abuse; which is what she is currently doing in Kennebec County.
The candidates were asked about restorative justice, which according to dictionary.com is “a theory and method in criminal justice in which it is arranged that the victim and the community receive restitution from the offender.” This is another one of her priorities. She believes this model should be used in juvenile and adult prosecutions, where appropriate.
Her other priorities include emphasizing treatment and diversion through access to drug court and bringing a veterans’ court to Cumberland County.
In Windham, Frayla has been a member of both the Windham Comprehensive Plan Review Team and the Board of Appeals.
Please read more about her atand I hope you will support Frayla Tarpinian in the Democratic Primary on June 12, 2018.