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Below is a calendar of upcoming events the State’s Attorney’s Office will be participating in. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
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The State’s Attorney’s Office is a constitutionally created independent agency. Our mission is to serve the public interest through fair and honest administration of justice by exercising responsibilities to: prosecute criminal violations in Montgomery County; educate the public on criminal-justice issues; train lawyers for future service; address inequality and promote fairness in the criminal justice system; insure access to the criminal justice system; promote professional relations with judges and attorneys; and further the efficient use of criminal-justice resources.
Our Office has adapted to meet the challenges of our community’s changing and growing needs. We were the first county in Maryland to start a full-time Gang Division. This Division, consisting of specially-trained attorneys, prosecutes all cases in which the defendant is a member of a gang. We the new crimes of the 21st century by working with police and community members to combat identity theft and crime involving technology. We have started the Internet Safety Initiative in which we prosecute those who use the internet to prey upon our children. We are also working with local schools and community groups to try to educate children and parents about internet safety.
Recognizing the diversity of our county, we became the first prosecutor’s office in the United States to implement Community Prosecution. Assigning our prosecutors according to Police Districts and neighborhood enables them to work more effectively with civic associations, business groups, schools, and faith-based organizations to directly fight crime at its source. Moreover, we assign a prosecutor as a liaison to every school in our county. We have also made significant strides to enhance the diversity of our Office, and to establish a Domestic Violence docket that, in addition to other types of physical abuse cases, prosecutes abuse of vulnerable and older persons, a Special Prosecutions Division that, among other things, prosecutes cases involving the financial exploitation of vulnerable adults and seniors, a Citizens’ Complaint Bureau, and a no-plea policy on handguns used to commit violent crimes.
The prosecutors who work in this Office are here to serve the public, and seek justice in an aggressive and fair manner on behalf of the victims of crime. We see ourselves as problem-solvers, not merely as case-processors. We hope this site will assist you in learning about our Office, the criminal justice system and how we assist our citizens on public safety issues. You can reach the State's Attorney's Office 240-777-7300 or you can e-mail us at email@example.com.
The States Attorney's Office is a State of Maryland entity and is not a department or agency of the Montgomery County Government. This web page is linked to the Montgomery County Government web site as a convenience to users.