Shock, disgust over Ravitch recall effort

Posted on June 23, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun

As the first official Executive Director of the Family Justice Center Sonoma County I had the pleasure of working under the leadership of D.A. Jill Ravitch from 2013 – 2019. During those years, DA Ravitch and I worked hand in hand with a committed group of community based organizations, ensuring victims of family and interpersonal violence received the most comprehensive wrap-around services possible. 

So imagine my shock when I heard there was an effort to recall her just one year before her term ends and after she announced she would not run again. My shock turned into disgust when I found out one wealthy and vindictive developer, who she held to account for endangering the lives of seniors in his care during the Tubbs Fire was behind this entire recall effort.

Jill is a focused, compassionate and goal-driven leader who always holds the best interests of victims at the fore. Jill’s vision and commitment continues to propel the FJCSC forward; exploring new ideas, opportunities and best practices to serve thousands of crime victims. She should serve out the rest of her term and retire as the dedicated public servant she is. 

— Wes Winter, Palm Springs

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