Carolyn Jewett, currently Deputy Prosecutor for San Juan County, has prosecuted every contested infraction and criminal case to come through our District Court for the last three years. Level-headed, committed to fair and equal treatment under the law and smart as they come, Ms. Jewett sees this position as an opportunity to improve the administration of justice for the long-term good of the community.
From Carolyn’s website:
Carolyn believes that District Court is our best opportunity to help people out of the legal system – and get them on a better path forward.
Carolyn is passionate about District Court cases, because District Court offers some of the most meaningful opportunities for change. For many people who come into District Court as defendants, it is the first time they have been charged with a crime, and it can be a turning point in their lives. Once a person has a significant criminal history, it becomes more and more likely that they end up committing more serious crimes and end up in Superior Court, facing lengthy prison sentences. If we can help offenders out of the system, get them back to leading productive lives, and keep them from re-offending, our entire community benefits. That’s why Carolyn believes that the work of the District Court is critical, and she is strongly committed to serving our community through District Court.
Carolyn is also passionate about ensuring fairness, equality, and honesty in our court system. No person should be treated differently because of their race, ethnicity, income, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, or abledness. Unfortunately, discrimination and inequality persists in our society, and Carolyn recognizes that our legal institutions must strive to continually improve our treatment of peoples of all kinds. Carolyn is committed to ensuring equal access to our legal system, and committed to fairness and equality for everyone.
Carolyn values honesty and ethical behavior, in her professional and personal life. Her parents taught her to follow her conscience and values, even when the choices were difficult. They taught her that your most powerful asset is often the strength of your own integrity – and your willingness to hold yourself true to your values. She has strived to live up to the example that they set for her, and to do honest work that she could take pride in.