A 21st century vision for justice in our community—one that is safer and more just for all.

It’s time to be Smart on crime and its causes

Dave Clegg brings forty years of experience practicing criminal defense, civil rights, and civil litigation. His vision for a 21st century District Attorney’s office is one that aggressively prosecutes dangerous criminals, while enhancing public safety through effective prevention programs. 

The District Attorney has tremendous power to prosecute, but also the power to divert certain people—especially veterans, youth, and those suffering from addiction—to alternatives. Programs like the new Ulster County Restorative Justice and Community Empowerment Center can provide participants with opportunities to avoid prosecution and arrest records while being held accountable in a community setting.