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Bureaus & Units


Most cases, whether misdemeanors or felonies, are investigated and prosecuted by the bureaus comprising the General Prosecutions Division. 


Other criminal matters are assigned to the Special Prosecution Division. Prosecutors and support staff assigned to these specialized units investigate and prosecute crimes that require significant investments in time and/or specialized skills. 


Staff assigned to the Prosecution Support Services Division provide the necessary non-legal and quasi-legal services to support our chief mission: the just prosecution of the defendant. 

Crime victims, the families of crime victims and witnesses are often traumatized, frightened, reluctant and/or unaware of the mechanics of the criminal justice system. Assistant District Attorneys are chiefly responsible for the prosecution of offenders. Advocates assigned to the Victim/Witness Services Bureau are responsible for helping victims and witnesses and, when necessary, arranging for their protection and relocation. Our advocates receive specialized trauma-informed training to provide support for victims of sexual assault, child victims and the family members of homicide victims. The BE SAFE Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy Program offers specialized support to survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. 

Many cases, regardless of bureau assignment, require additional investigation. Confidential Criminal Investigators and paralegals provide these services. Most of our criminal investigators are retired detectives with at least 20 years of law enforcement experience. Their duties include surveillance, interviewing witnesses, securing additional evidence, serving subpoenas and transporting witnesses to court.

Our support staff provide secretarial, information management, discovery expedition, and accounting services necessary to operate. Our office continuously seeks grants from state and federal sources to fund our support staff operations in an effort to lessening the burden to county taxpayers.