The work of the Erie County District Attorney's Office is strengthened by the diversity of our employees and the communities we serve.
It is of great important to the District Attorney that our office fosters a culture of inclusivity where prosecutors and support staff thrive in their work, witnesses feel safe and victims are heard. While acknowledging the disparities that disproportionally affected minority communities in the past, our office is committed to creating a more equitable criminal justice system.
Assistant District Attorney Justin Caldwell serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Priorities:
- Creating a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve
- Continuing to build trust with residents to enhance public safety
- Ensuring witnesses and victims feel safe
- Building a more equitable criminal justice system
Our office is committed to hiring dedicated public servants who are interested in the just prosecution of criminal cases. The Erie County DA’s Office is an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek to hire attorneys who identify with any sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status and gender identity.
In an effort to recruit qualified and diverse candidates, the Erie County DA’s Office has participated in job fairs hosted by the Minority Bar Association of Western New York (MBAWNY) and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA).
In 2018, District Attorney John Flynn received the Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York “Legal Service Award” for his commitment to advancing diversity within the office and his efforts to seek justice in cases of interest to the minority community.