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California DAs Announce Help For Crime Victims As State Releases Violent Offenders Early

California DAs Announce Help For Crime Victims As State Releases Violent Offenders Early

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square This Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo shows a parked car with a broken front window after a smash-and-grab break-in in Los Angeles.  AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes (The Center Square) – Several California district attorneys say they want to expand help for victims of crimes in the wake of a new […]

Oxnard Resident Sentenced for Multiple Violent Crimes

Oxnard Resident Sentenced for Multiple Violent Crimes

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dionicio Salinas (DOB 10/02/91) was sentenced by Judge Gilbert Romero to 17 years 8 months in state prison for a series of violent crimes. On June 2, 2021, Salinas plead guilty to multiple charges including, two counts of carjacking, robbery, kidnapping, felony evading, and felony hit-and-run based […]

District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 18-24, 2021

District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week  April 18-24, 2021

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that the 40th annual commemoration of the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be April 18–24, 2021. During this weeklong observance, the District Attorney’s Office will promote victims’ and survivors’ rights and honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The theme this year […]

Crime Victims Respond to George Gascon’s Insults and False Accusations

Crime Victims Respond to George Gascon’s Insults and False Accusations

Gascon has falsely insinuated the recall effort against him is politically motived (LOS ANGELES, CA) – In an effort to shift attention away from his dangerous policies that put criminals ahead of crime victims, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon shamelessly attacked and lied about the crime victims who are organizing the recall effort against […]

Judge Orders District Attorney To Comply With The Law

Judge Orders District Attorney To Comply With The Law

Los Angeles, February 8, 2021 –  Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant ruled in favor of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) in a lawsuit against District Attorney George Gascón. The ADDA brought a civil lawsuit against the District Attorney to seek a court ruling to clarify Deputy District Attorneys’ legal obligations in light of the District […]

Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) Statement on Court’s Decision on District Attorney’s Special Orders

Association of Deputy District Attorneys (ADDA) Statement on Court’s Decision on District Attorney’s Special Orders

Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – We are gratified by today’s action by the Master Calendar department of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Department 1 ordered the respondent parties (District Attorney George Gascón and the District Attorney’s Office) to show cause why an injunction should not issue enjoining enforcement of the unlawful portions of their Special Directives. The court specifically […]

Prosecutors File Lawsuit To Stop District Attorney From Breaking The Law

Prosecutors File Lawsuit To Stop District Attorney From Breaking The Law

Los Angeles, December 30, 2020 – This morning the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) filed a civil lawsuit seeking a writ of mandate, as well as declaratory and injunctive relief. The suit asks that District Attorney George Gascón follow California state constitutional and statutory law. These laws, enacted by the voters and the state legislature, […]

Facility Dogs “Star” and “Trakr” Join the District Attorney’s Office

Facility Dogs “Star” and “Trakr” Join the District Attorney’s Office

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Courthouse Facility Dog Program. This program is designed to aid in the investigation and prosecution of crimes by providing crime victims and witnesses neutral support as they navigate the criminal justice system. Studies have shown that facility dogs provide both physical and emotional benefit to vulnerable victims, resulting in more […]

District Attorney’s Office is Awarded Grant Funds from California Office of Traffic Safety to Prosecute Alcohol and Drug DUI Offenders

District Attorney’s Office is Awarded Grant Funds from California Office of Traffic Safety to Prosecute Alcohol and Drug DUI Offenders

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that for the tenth consecutive year, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office was awarded a special DUI Vertical Prosecution Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $359,800 grant will fund a prosecution team dedicated to handling driving under the influence (DUI) cases from […]

Politics | Race for Los Angeles D.A. – Gascón’s Proposed Policies Guided By Inexperience

Politics | Race for Los Angeles D.A. – Gascón’s Proposed Policies Guided By Inexperience

. . By Cindy Wallace, Guest Article . There are few positions where experience matters as much as the head of the largest prosecutorial office in the country. George Gascón, candidate for Los Angeles County district attorney, seeks to lead that office without ever having prosecuted a case himself. And there is perhaps no better […]

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