As a trial lawyer and resident of Loudoun County for 25 years, Buta knows the value of transparency in our local criminal justice system. Transparency is hard work, but it must be done. Buta will engage the community and ensure better use of taxpayer dollars in smart and transparent ways. In FY18,the average operating cost (not including debt service) per inmate was $166.31.Our community should understand the true costs of incarceration and weigh the values of diversion and prevention. She will prioritize data collection and make that information readily available to the community. Buta will demand that the Commonwealth Attorney’s office operate with the utmost transparency focusing on helping jurors and the public understand the true cost of prosecutions to the County.