Anchorage District Attorney's Office
The Anchorage District Attorney's Office wants to connect with members of our community. Please contact the District Attorney's Office at (907) 269-6300 if you would like one of our prosecutors to attend or participate in a school, church, or community group presentation or meeting.
The purposes of our community engagement efforts are:
- To give members of the community a voice in the criminal justice system.
- To increase prosecutor's presence in the community, which should enhance transparency about the role we play in the criminal justice system and the community and should increase our understanding of public safety and public order concerns across our urban and rural jurisdictions.
- To increase our understanding of the characteristics of communities and neighborhoods.
- To increase community confidence in the Anchorage District Attorney's Office.
- To strengthen community partnerships for alternatives to incarceration, offender re-entry, victim-witness communications, and to reduce hot spots and target offenses.
Overview of Anchorage District Attorney's Office
The Anchorage District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of violations of Alaska criminal statutes in the Municipality of Anchorage, the Bristol Bay Region (Dillingham and Naknek), and the Aleutian-Pribilof Islands (Unalaska, Sand Point, and St. Paul). We prosecute approximately 3,000 felonies, more than 3,000 misdemeanors, and approximately 3,000 felony petitions to revoke probation annually. We conduct approximately 100+ jury trials annually (approx. 75 jury trials in 2015). The office currently consists of 29 prosecutors (down from 36 prosecutors in 2011), 9 victim-witness paralegals, and 16 support staff.
The Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor's Office is responsible for the majority of misdemeanor prosecutions in Anchorage.
The Anchorage District Attorney's Office works closely with the Anchorage Police Department on Major Crimes, especially homicides. At any given time there are between 30-40 pending homicide prosecutions in the Anchorage District Attorney's Office. In some instances these cases date back to as early as 2008.
Community Based Prosecution
- What public safety and / or public order concerns exist in your communities & neighborhoods?
- Are there organizations in your community we should reach out to that may be able to provide further insight or resources to improve public safety and prevent/reduce crime?
- Are there other organizations or groups that the prosecutor's office should engage with in the community?
- Are you aware of any partnerships or strategies that have worked in the past to increase public safety or enhanced communication/collaboration with the law enforcement community?
- What concerns or questions do you have about the Anchorage District Attorney's Office?
- What concerns do you have about the criminal justice system in Anchorage/Alaska?
- Are there other questions or concerns you want to raise with the Anchorage District Attorney?