Alameda County District Attorney Champions Equity and Community Engagement in Budget Presentation

April 9, 2024

Oakland, CA— Today, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price presented a forward-thinking fiscal year 2024-2025 budget proposal before the County Board of Supervisors. The proposal emphasizes strategic investments in victim services, equity initiatives, and youth outreach programs to foster a safer and more inclusive community.

A cornerstone of the presentation was the District Attorney’s commitment to diversifying and enhancing victim services. Through the recruitment and training of a diverse class of victim-witness advocates, the office has expanded its capacity to serve over 25,000 victims in Alameda County’s culturally diverse and multilingual community.

In recognition of the urgent need to address racial disparities within the criminal justice system, DA Price outlined proactive measures to increase equity and root out systemic biases. By implementing structure and accountability for prosecutors, providing comprehensive training on ethical trial practices, and embracing technology to expedite access to information, the District Attorney’s Office is working to level the playing field and ensure fair and just outcomes for all residents of Alameda County.

The District Attorney also reaffirmed the office’s commitment to investing in the future of Alameda County by expanding outreach programs and summer internships for local youth. These initiatives not only provide valuable opportunities for skill development and mentorship but also serve as a proactive measure to prevent youth from landing on the wrong side of the criminal justice system. By engaging with young people and offering pathways to success, the District Attorney’s Office aims to build a stronger, more resilient community for generations to come.

Through strategic budget allocations and a steadfast dedication to community-driven solutions, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is leading the charge toward a more equitable and just criminal justice system, while simultaneously remaining committed to holding those who do harm to the people who live, work, and play in Alameda County accountable.