Law and Order

Mary-Dulany James has a proven record of being tough on crime and recognizing the importance of putting public safety at the forefront of our policies and budget.  Having passed historic anti-gang legislation in both 2007 and 2010, Delegate James has shown her strong commitment to keeping children and families safe.

The anti-gang legislation makes it easier for prosecutors to target gang kingpins and get them off the streets.  We have an obligation to help young boys and girls through their formative years and part of that duty is keeping them away from those who intend to harm them or recruit them for participation in illegal activities.  Harford County is fortunate to be home to Boys II Men, a program designed to provide guidance in making good life choices for young men throughout the County.  Delegate James worked closely with Pastor Reeves, the director of that program, in crafting the anti-gang legislation in a way that helps those young people who can be rehabilitated and keeps hardened criminals out of our schools.

Delegate James knows that the best way to solve a problem is to take action before it starts.  It was with this mindset that she helped secure $40 million in funding to establish a program that helps at-risk youth.  The program helps temper the potential criminal activity of these young people by establishing mechanisms for early intervention to help guide them down the right path before it is too late.

In the wake of the many tragedies nationwide, and some too close to home, Delegate James has fought hard to ensure the passage of legislation that cracks down on sexual predators and protects Maryland’s children. 

The following is a partial list of some of the additional bills that Mary-Dulany James has supported to protect our communities and our children;