Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price Welcomes New Interim Director of the Community Support Bureau, Esther Lemus  

December 12, 2023 

OAKLAND, CA — Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price welcomes Esther Lemus as the interim Director of the Community Support Bureau. Ms. Lemus will oversee the Bureau dedicated to connecting the District Attorney’s Office (DAO) with the residents of Alameda County.  

Ms. Lemus is an accomplished lawyer, former prosecutor, and community builder who is guided by her passion for social justice and advancing basic human rights for the most vulnerable in our community. She worked at the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office for over a decade, and the United States Attorney’s Offices in Northern and Southern California. In addition to her courtroom work, she developed Sonoma County’s “Safe Neighborhoods” D.A. Program, a public safety and community outreach initiative educating the community through prevention efforts to increase public safety and decrease victimization and crime. Through this program, Ms. Lemus engaged in extensive community outreach throughout Sonoma County and spent countless hours making public presentations in both English and Spanish. 

Most recently, Ms. Lemus served as the Supervising Attorney for Legal Aid of Sonoma County. She is also the past Vice Mayor of Windsor and the first Latina elected to the Windsor Town Council. “Esther Lemus is a dedicated public servant with a distinguished track record of improving communities,” said DA Pamela Price. “We are excited to have her join our team at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. Her hiring represents another significant step in our efforts to protect public safety and improve the delivery of services to the residents of Alameda County.” 

In her role, Ms. Lemus will monitor and expand the DAO’s engagement with community groups and residents. As the Interim Director of the Community Support Bureau, Ms. Lemus will oversee the Victim Witness Advocates Division, the Family Justice Center, the CARES Navigation Center, the Collaborative Courts, the District Attorney’s internship programs, and the DAO Speaker’s Bureau. 






The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is one of California’s largest prosecutors’ offices and is led by Alameda County’s first Black woman District Attorney Pamela Y. Price. Price brings her vision to this office to fairly administer justice in the pursuit of thriving, healthy, and safe communities for every person who steps foot in Alameda County, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, income, or zip code. Price has been recognized as one of the most progressive prosecutors through her forward-thinking, innovative strategies to interrupt cycles of violence and crime and bring change to a criminal justice system rooted in systemic racism. Follow Madam DA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @AlamedaCountyda on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.