U.S. Attorney's Office Joins in Recognizing 40th Annual National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 18-24, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore. – Acting U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that Suzanne Hayden will join the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon in January, with the responsibility of implementing components of the District’s Smart on Crime Action Plan. The Smart on Crime Initiative is a nationwide effort created by the Department of Justice that directs federal prosecutors to focus on the most serious cases implicating substantial federal interests, while at the same time improving efforts to engage the community and to assist the recently incarcerated through supervised reentry programs. Hayden brings extensive community engagement and public safety experience to the position from her years as a Deputy District Attorney with Multnomah County, and most recently, as Executive Director of the Citizens Crime Commission. She has been a part of the Oregon statewide Justice Reinvestment effort, working with public safety leaders and community members to achieve improved public safety outcomes.
“In this time of limited resources, we are pursuing efforts to work ever smarter to make our communities safe, using data and research to make more informed decisions and strengthening our relationships with our law enforcement partners and the communities we serve,” said Mr. Williams. “With a renewed focus on reducing the disparate impacts of the criminal justice system, we will strengthen protections for vulnerable populations through enhanced prevention, strategic and targeted enforcement and reentry efforts.”