As assistant district attorney, I have seen first hand the toll crime takes on victims and communities. In particular, a growing number of crimes are being committed against the most vulnerable, our children. These crimes are particularly devastating as it robs our youngest of part of their future. Citizens of all ages in Jackson County have a right to be safe in their communities. To accomplish this, we must give law enforcement and prosecutors the proper and necessary resources to address the increased cases of child exploitation and abuse we are seeing.