LAW WEEK COLORADO
Colorado’s top-ranking federal prosecutor has been making the rounds, hoping to help communities put a face to the Justice Department.
It’s part of a campaign that he believes can help restore trust between law enforcement and the public and, ultimately, reduce crime.
Continuing a policy of what he calls “forward-looking outreach” that began under his predecessor, John Walsh, Colorado’s Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer has been pushing to make the U.S. Attorney’s Office more visible in the public. These outreach efforts have ranged from its attorneys volunteering in hate crime mock trial programs to visiting minority communities to educate audiences on their civil rights and the Justice Department’s role.
Educating the public on what the Justice Department does is a matter of public safety, according to Troyer, and it’s a priority that he expects will persist in his office after his tenure.