John McCarthy for Montgomery County State's Attorney 2022

John McCarthy's Accomplishments

Innovation and Forward Thinking

  • Advocated for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Currently Has Five Out of Seven Teams Headed by Women With 65% of His Attorney Staff Being Women
  • Became the First State’s Attorney in the Nation To Establish Independent Prosecution and Reviews in Police Use-of-Force Cases
  • Co-Founded the “Speak Up, Save a Life” Program That Promotes Opiate Awareness and Presented It to Over 70,000 Students
  • Coordinated and Implemented the “Choose Respect” Program To Reduce Teen Dating Violence
  • Diverted Over 20,000 Non-Violent Criminal Offenders to Diversionary Programs Over the Last Four Years
  • First in Maryland To Commission Outside, Independent Researchers To Review Criminal Justice Processes for Racial or Ethnic Bias Through Prosecutorial Performance Indicators (PPI)
  • First To Halt Criminal Prosecution of Marijuana Possession in Maryland
  • Instituted the Truancy Prevention Program, Which Mentors Middle School Students – 90% of Whom Are Underserved
  • Lead the Establishment of Mental Health Courts for Montgomery County
  • Protected Senior Citizens of the Community by Creating Elder Abuse Victim Prosecution Teams
  • Reduced Crime by 29% and Jail Population by 35% During His Time As State’s Attorney (Pre-COVID-19)
  • Co-Directed the Family Justice Center To Counter Domestic Violence and Provide Vital Support to Victims and Families