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.

  1. District Attorney Diana Becton Announces Vehicular Manslaughter Charges Filed

    MARTINEZ – The Contra Costa Office of the District Attorney has filed misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges against Phyllis Meehan pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 192(c)(1) in the death of Stanley Middle School crossing guard, Ashley Steven Dias. Read more...
  2. Neighborhood Restorative Partnership Program

    The Neighborhood Restorative Partnership program is a neighborhood-focused restorative justice initiative addressing root causes of criminal behavior, reducing recidivism, enhancing community relationships, and promoting public safety and quality of life Read more...
  3. District Attorney Diana Becton Announces Arrest and Charges Against a Defendant in Retail Theft

    Martinez- The Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton announced today that the District Attorney’s Office has charged Philander Johnson (30) in a four-count felony complaint with Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two counts of Carjacking Read more...
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