PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN
Stefanie has made it a priority to aggressively investigate and prosecute crimes against our children. As District Attorney, Stefanie has been proactive in prosecuting child predators as well as educating parents, teachers and students about the threats on the Internet and social media such as child predators, cyber bullying and child pornography.
FIGHTING FOR VICTIMS
Stefanie is a compassionate advocate for victims and their families. She has spent her career offering victims’ access to justice both in the courtroom and by advocating for changes in our laws. Stefanie initiated the passage of KEVIN’S LAW, named for five-year-old Kevin Miller whose life was tragically taken in a hit-and-run crash.
PROTECTING OUR SENIORS
Luzerne County has one of the highest percentages of elderly citizens in Pennsylvania. As District Attorney Stefanie created an Elder Abuse Unit to help educate seniors on how to protect themselves from fraud and scams. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes crimes against our seniors.
FIGHTING DRUGS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
As District Attorney, Stefanie has waged a constant fight against drugs and gangs in our neighborhoods and schools. She has worked with law enforcement throughout Luzerne County to take millions of drugs out of our communities. She created the innovative and highly successful Gang Intelligence Unit to collaboratively work with federal, state and local law enforcement to fight drugs and gang violence. In 2017, drug overdoses killed nearly 13 Pennsylvanians per day. Stefanie has vigorously prosecuted heroin and fentanyl dealers as well as pushing for additional penalties for dealers whose drug dealing practices result in death. In addition to cracking down on dealers and traffickers, Stefanie supports additional resources for education, treatment and behavioral health initiatives to combat the crisis.
PUTTING TAXPAYERS FIRST
As District Attorney, Stefanie has streamlined office procedures and used new technology to more efficiently combat crime and save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
CONSERVATIVE NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA VALUES
Stefanie has deep roots in Luzerne County. She was born and raised in Luzerne County and is a product of Luzerne County public schools. Part of a close-knit working-class family, Stefanie’s parents instilled in her and her siblings a strong work ethic and conservative values. As District Attorney, Stefanie has upheld the rights of the Constitution and has protected our values.