At every meeting, we receive updates and engage in a dialog with D.A. Marian T. Ryan and representatives from her office. The regular communication helps foster our relationship with prosecutors, who play an essential role in the criminal justice system.
We also work with D.A. Ryan on a number of key issues including juvenile justice, restorative justice, and the drug problem in our society.
Prior to being named District Attorney, Ryan served as the MDAO’s General Counsel, where she created the county-wide Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Program, and as Chief of the MDAO’s Elder and Disabled Unit, where she prosecuted a myriad of crimes involving physical and financial abuse of the most vulnerable victims.
A frequent contributor to the work of the non-profit group Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Marian has been a leader in crime prevention and pretrial diversion programs directed at young people, to ensure that the District Attorney’s Office not only prosecutes the most serious offenders, but also that it acts to prevent crime before it happens. Ryan lectures and leads workshops on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, teen dating violence, anti-bullying, and distracted driving. District Attorney Ryan has created Safe Babies, Safe Kids, an initiative focused on keeping children safe, healthy and well from birth to high school. Working with the county’s 26 college and universities, Ryan developed a bi-annual college consortium for educators, administrators and campus police, focused on campus safety and security, and Title IX compliance.