What We Do
At the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, we review and prosecute criminal violations committed in Alameda County, bring criminal and civil actions for environmental, consumer and other violations, protect and uphold the rights of victims, and serve our community in various innovative ways (such as restorative justice projects). Read more about our mandated services.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is comprised of approximately 150 attorneys, 60 inspectors, 30 Victim-Witness advocates and claim specialists, as well as a variety of administrative, finance, and communications professionals. Our jurisdiction covers over 800 square miles and our staff work in 9 offices located throughout the County.
We have six specialized divisions within the office:
- Criminal Prosecution
- Juvenile Justice
- Consumer, Environmental and Worker Protection
- DA Inspectors
- Victim-Witness Assistance
- Alameda County Family Justice Center
Within the Criminal Prosecution Division, we have numerous specialized units dedicated to specific areas. Some of the units include:
- domestic violence
- sexual assault
- human trafficking
- DNA/unsolved cases
- identity theft
- sexually violent predators
- child abduction
- and more
These units are staffed by experienced, highly skilled prosecutors who are experts in their individual fields.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office is a statewide leader in victims’ rights and assistance. In the decade between 2007 and 2017, our pioneering Restitution Unit has obtained over $140 million in restitution orders for both victims of crime in Alameda County and the California Victims Compensation Program (who provide victims with emergency funds to assist them with immediate expenses such as funerals and counseling).
We also offer our community unique victim services such as Criminal Docket Finder, Inmate Locator, and the innovative Alameda County Family Justice Center – a one-stop shop for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking.