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District Attorney

The Office of the District Attorney serves the citizens of San Diego County through the efficient prosecution of felony crimes countywide and misdemeanor crimes in 18 cities and the unincorporated areas. The District Attorney assists victims and survivors of crime, protects families and children by making communities safer and protects the taxpayer by investigating and prosecuting consumer and public assistance fraud.

Achieved a 94% rate of conviction on felony cases prosecuted

Achieved an 83% misdemeanor conviction rate

Resolved about 74 percent of adult felony cases prior to the preliminary hearing, delivering justice while saving taxpayer dollars

Implemented the “Ugly Truth” multimedia public service campaign to educate the community on the realities of Human Trafficking

Provided educational outreach to the community on the dangers of drunk driving and conducted technical trainings for law enforcement officers and prosecutors on best practices in DUI investigations and court testimony

Expanded the elder abuse mandatory reporter training for law enforcement, social service agencies and emergency room staff on legal updates, reporting requirements and reporting methods

Established a District Attorney Community Action Resource Engagement Center (CARE) South San Diego expanding the number and diversity of community-based organizations providing services to the public

Expanded the use of Collaborative Courts to better address specific criminal behaviors that may lead to drug addiction and/or mental illness

Implemented the District Attorney's new California Office of Emergency Services grant program to deliver $3.3 million in additional victim services in partnership with public and private partners

Deployed a community outreach campaign in multiple languages to reach a diverse segment of the population with information about victim services available through the District Attorney’s Office

Collaborated with the California District Attorneys Association to develop a week-long cybercrime conference, held April 2017 in San Diego, to deliver best practices training on high tech crime to prosecutors, investigators and forensic examiners

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