Message from the 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.

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 by email by March 15.

  1. News Release: Prosecutors Across California Obtain $1.5 Million Settlement with 7-Eleven

    District Attorney Diana Becton announced today a $1.525 million civil settlement with Texas-based 7-Eleven, Inc., to resolve allegations the company violated state laws requiring training of store personnel in hazardous-materials handling. Read more...
  2. News Release: Facility Dog “Bear” Joins District Attorney’s Office to Assist Victims of Crime

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is excited to announce a facility dog “Bear,” trained by Canine Companions for Independence, has joined our Office. Read more...
  3. News Release: Richmond Man Pled Guilty to First Degree Murder from 2015 Shooting

    Yesterday, Seth Sears a 39-year-old resident of Richmond, California, pled guilty to first degree murder during his trial for the 2015 killing of victim Neil Akin. Read more...
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