Message from the 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.

Student Internship Opportunities

The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office is accepting applications for the College Student/High School Senior Summer Intern Program.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to DDA Dominique Yancey by email by March 15.

  1. News Release: Man Indicted for Possession of Firearms & Machine Gun; Creating Untraceable Firearms

    Earlier this week a grand jury indictment was unsealed with multiple criminal counts against defendant Terry Ferguson, a 34-year-old resident of Antioch. Read more...
  2. News Release: Man Indicted for Possession of Machine Gun, Ammunition & Illegal Drugs

    Yesterday, a grand jury indictment was unsealed with 11 felonies against defendant Victor Martinez Jr., a 36-year-old resident of Pittsburg. Read more...
  3. News Release: Woman Guilty of 6 Felonies, Including Embezzlement of Nearly $250,000 & Identity Theft

    Yesterday, defendant Jenelle Silva (44-year-old Pittsburg resident) was convicted by a Contra Costa County jury of six felonies, including the embezzlement of $247,456.08 from her former employer Bay Area Washout Systems. Read more...
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