Contra Costa County District Attorney

A Message from Diana Becton

Welcome to the District Attorney Office’s website and thank you for visiting. I want to underscore that our Office is here to serve you. We are all committed to protecting the public’s safety and providing assistance to those harmed by violence. We continue to find ways to modernize our Office as we focus on the community’s needs to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe and welcoming place to live and work.


Diana Becton, District Attorney

Our Mission

The mission of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime.

We hope this website will assist you by providing information about our Office and links to helpful community resources and law enforcement agencies.

Community Academy Application Period Now Open

District Attorney Diana Becton announces that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a third Community Academy class this September. The goal of the academy will be to strengthen community relations and provide residents a better understanding of our criminal justice system.

The academy is free, and is open to residents who live or work in Contra Costa County. Individuals must complete an application and background check when they apply. Residents can access an application or residents may also apply in-person at one of our offices at the following locations:

900 Ward Street, Martinez, CA 94553

10 Douglas Drive Suite 130, Martinez, CA 94553

100 37th St. Room 220, Richmond, CA 94805

Community Academy Application Packet (PDF)

Email completed packet:

  1. News Release: DA Becton Announces Third Community Academy Class for Fall 2019

    District Attorney Diana Becton announces today that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a third Community Academy class this September. Read more...
  2. News Release: Operation Broken Heart Results in Child Exploitation Arrests in Contra Costa County

    Investigators with the Contra Costa County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force recently participated in Operation Broken Heart, a nationwide effort to investigate technology facilitated crimes against children. Read more...
  3. News Release: Man Found Guilty for Stalking & Threatening Victim

    Last week, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Jason Laughlin of Concord guilty of three misdemeanors, including making criminal threats and stalking the victim Jane Doe. Read more...
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