The Denver District Attorney of the City and County of Denver comprises the 2nd Judicial District in Colorado and is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver. The attorneys within the office prosecute state misdemeanor and felony cases in Denver’s County and District Courts and assist witnesses and victims of crime.
The office also maintains an active community education and crime prevention program and provides training for police officers and sheriff’s deputies regarding legal issues in criminal cases.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission also includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, supporting the well-being of victims, participating in the community, being transparent and accountable, and, improving the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.
We envision a workplace where individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences can work with one another to serve the community with integrity and compassion.
Family: A group of people you can trust, who can be real with each other, and support one another.
Integrity: Doing the right thing for the greater good, at work and in life.
Accountability: Taking responsibility and working to understand the impact our words and decisions have on others.
Meaningful Work: Work that is driven by justice that helps the community while incorporating our diverse perspectives.
Growth: Using and fostering experiences and education to learn and improve as individuals and workers.
Security: Holding and creating safe spaces for open communication, understanding, and growth while maintaining shared values.
There are approximately 300 people working on behalf of the citizens of Denver— including 100 prosecutors, along with investigators, victim rights advocates, legal secretaries, and support staff.