The Commonwealth’s Attorney s Office strategically prosecutes criminal offenders in the City of Richmond. The Office emphasizes a multi-agency approach to crime by targeting violent predators for immediate removal from the community. Because of budget constraints and new information about the effectiveness of traditional prosecution and incarceration, we are also exploring various evidence based alternatives for certain youthful, non-violent and low risk offenders that are capable of rehabilitation.
Agency Overview-The Office prosecutes all levels of criminal and traffic offenses committed in the City of Richmond, Our caseload includes offenses committed by and against juveniles. The attorneys and staff are dispersed among the Manchester, John Marshall and Oliver Hill Courthouses. We work closely with the Victim Witness Unit, which counsels crime victims regarding their legal rights and garners community resources for victim’s support. The Office continues to enjoy outstanding collaborative relationships with the Richmond City Police Department and other state and federal law enforcement agencies.
2011 Proposed Biennial Fiscal Plan