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Jackson County Prosecutor

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    Jean Peters Baker

  • Tracey Chappell

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Public Elected Offices Held Jackson County Prosecutor - MO State Representative
Incumbent? Yes
Education BA Columbia College - MPA University Missouri Columbia - JD University Missouri Kansas City
In 2019, the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office addressed violent crime in the courts effectively, disposing of 63 homicide cases with a 98.4% conviction rate. With violence increasing in recent years, it is imperative to closely monitor how effective we are being in bringing justice to the victims and their loved ones in these violent crime cases. Our success is based on going to each homicide scene and working the case from it's very beginning. Among many successes last year, our office:

Closed nearly 10% more criminal cases - Expanded the new Caring for Crime Survivors program - Initiated numerous COMBAT improvements while under the Prosecutor's leadership - Organized a new hospital-based effort at Truman Medical Center to address trauma of victims - Continued the expansion of Drug Court and New Start diversions

We look ahead at even more progress in improving public safety and ensuring our office works well for everyone in our community.
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