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 Spring 2019 Application Period Open

The Spring 2019 Community Academy application period is open to all residents in Contra Costa County or those individuals who work in the county. Please download an application here to review and complete.

Please submit a completed application via email or visit one of our offices for an application. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2019. 

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 at by March 15.

  1. News Release: DA Becton Announces Second Community Academy Class for Spring 2019

    District Attorney Diana Becton announces today that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a second Community Academy class this March. Read on...
  2. News Release: EMS Chief Charged with Embezzlement and Possession of Controlled Substances

    Due to the investigation by the Martinez Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office charged 50-year-old Martinez resident Richard P. Stephenson with two felonies for embezzlement and two misdemeanor charges of possessing a controlled substance. Read on...
  3. News Release: Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 34-year-old San Pablo resident Francisco Perez with three felonies, including the possession of over 600 images of child pornography. Read on...
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