Ronda Colvin-Leary, candidate for Gwinnett State Court Judge is a Gwinnett County attorney dedicated to serving the public both in and outside the courtroom. She is also a compassionate community volunteer believing in achieving justice for all
Ronda is passionate about the role of judgeship. She knows it is an incredible responsibility of public service that demands integrity, trust and a strict code of ethics. Her decision to seek a judgeship came after much consideration and was not taken lightly.
Ronda explains it this way; I only embarked upon this journey because I have the support of family, friends and constituents who stand by my side in dedication and encouragement.
I was raised in a small town with small town values if honesty, integrity, and hard work. Even though we didn’t have much, our values made it seem as if we did. So, I believe, to whom much is given much is expected. I will always be courteous and professional. I will listen to each case carefully and apply the law to the facts. As a judge, it is my job to be fair and impartial and to make decisions after thoughtful consideration.
I’m asking for your support and your vote for Gwinnett State Court Judge. I will continue to be dedicated to serving the people of Gwinnett County.
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CONCERNS AFFECTING OUR COMMUNITY
My pledge is to uphold family values, uplift Gwinnett communities and to exercise judicial fairness. I believe in an unbiased application of the law and will not legislate from the Bench. Treating people “right” means:
- Applying the law fairly and equally
- Exercising impartiality regardless of one’s socio-economic status
- Interpreting the law without fear or favor of one’s race, creed, or gender
For our justice system to work, people must believe in its impartiality. There must be trust in the judges that administer “JUSTICE.”
MENTAL HEALTH COURT
I support the expansion and inclusion of veterans in the Gwinnett Mental Health Court diversion program.
Treatment is the answer, not the revolving doors of our county jails. The increasing number of jailed, mentally-ill people, for criminal behavior is a growing concern in the judiciary. Too often, we see military veterans suffering from mental health illnesses “fall through the cracks” in the judicial system. Petty crimes committed by a person with a mental illness, should be addressed at the state level before the escalation of more serious offenses. These un-sung heroes of our freedom can lead productive lives in their families and our communities.
Mental Health court is an effective model of the justice system for improving public safety, court operations and the welfare of those afflicted with a mental illness. My goal is the uncompromised success of our justice system by providing:
I believe we can succeed by building focused partnerships comprised of Gwinnett County judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, business and faith community members, and non-profit organizations that will ensure citizen engagement with judicial concerns.
Access to an affordable court treatment plan would treat the illness, reduce jail time and produce significantly better results.
These alternatives would expand the programs availability and reduce the high rate of recidivism, while saving the tax payers the high costs of incarceration. These alternatives are worth the investment; they will change the lives of substance abusers by providing the opportunity to become clean, sober citizens in our Gwinnett communities.
IMPROVE COORDINATION WITH GWINNETT COUNTY JUDGES, GOVERNMENT and COMMUNITY
Mental Health court is an effective model of the justice system, for improving public safety, court operations and the welfare of those afflicted with a mental illness. The goal of this creation is the uncompromising success of our justice system in providing:
- A dedicated judge
- A specially trained staff to employ resource coordination, and to collaborate with special assistance
I will build relationships focused on partnerships that will comprise of Gwinnett County judges, law enforcement, prosecutors, business and faith community members, and non-profit organizations, ensuring citizens engagement with judicial concerns.