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: Vivint, Inc. Pays $1,400,000 to Settle Consumer Protection Case

    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced today that her office, in conjunction with the Kern County and Monterey County District Attorneys’ Offices, resolved a consumer protection action against alarm company Vivint, Inc. Read on...
  2. News Release: Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison for Multiple Assaults & Attempted Rape

    On February 14, Judge Theresa Canepa sentenced defendant Sunny Pal of Pittsburg to 21 years in state prison as a result of Pal pleading guilty to four felonies, including the assault of his mother and the attempted sexual assault of Jane Doe. Read on...
  3. News Release: Man Found Guilty of Trying to Meet Minor for Sex

    On February 8, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant William Butte of Martinez guilty as charged of three felonies, including his attempt to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex. Read on...
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