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.

Regards,

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.

District Attorney's Office Community Academy

Application Period Underway Now Until August 20

DA Diana Becton is excited to announce that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a Community Academy 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 with no cost open to residents who live or work in Contra Costa County. Individuals must complete an application and background check when they apply.

The application period ends on August 20.

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the Community Academy.

Applications are available at our office, community partners and from our website. Finished applications can be emailed to DA-CommunityAcademy@contracostada.org

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    On Friday August 3, 2018, John Vinoya, was formally charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office with arranging to meet a minor for sex, enticing a minor online, first-degree burglary and attempted lewd acts with a child. Read on...
  2. Press Release: DA Becton Announces Community Academy to Start in September

    District Attorney Diana Becton announces today that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a Community Academy this September. The goal of the academy will be to strengthen community relations. Read on...
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    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced today that her office, with 14 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, settled an environmental protection action against Cooks Collision, Inc. Read on...
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