RCDA Policies Prohibiting Discrimination Against People with Disabilities in Access to Services

It is the policy of the Office of the Richmond County District Attorney (“RCDA”) to comply with all applicable laws including, but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Rehabilitation Act, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. RCDA does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the operation of its programs, services and activities and strives to be welcoming to and inclusive of people with disabilities.

Employment related complaints for employees and applicants for employment seeking a reasonable accommodation are covered under the City's EEO Policy.

Any member of the public who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a reasonable modification of policies or procedures in order to participate in our programs, services or activities (involving matters other than employment) is invited to direct their needs and preferences to RCDA’s Disability Service Facilitator by email, phone or mail:

Andrew Sterrer, Disability Service Facilitator
Office of the Richmond County District Attorney
Strategic Projects and Initiatives Unit
130 Stuvesant Place, 7th Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 524-0567

Requests should be made as soon as possible but no later than three (3) business days before the scheduled program, service, or activity. Questions, concerns, or requests for additional information may be directed to RCDA’s Disability Service Faciliator.

If you believe that you have been denied an auxiliary aid or service or a reasonable modification of policies or procedures that you need in order to participate in programs, services or activities provided by RCDA, please see RCDA’s grievance procedure.

Website Accessibility Statement

The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office is committed to ensuring its digital content is accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. We continually improve the user experience for everyone by applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Conformance Status
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Our digital content is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to this accessibility standard.

Feedback We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our digital content. Please inform us if you encounter accessibility issues by using the Website Accessibility Feedback Form below.  If you require reasonable accommodation accessing a particular program or service, please reach out to RCDA’s Disability Services Facilitator at

Assessment Approach
RCDA assesses the accessibility of its digital content through self-evaluation.

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    Language Access

    Limited English Proficient Population in New York City
    With more than 3 million foreign-born residents from more than 200 different countries, New York is home to one of the most diverse populations in the world. New Yorkers come from every corner of the globe and speak over 200 different languages.

    Nearly one-half of all New Yorkers speak a language other than English at home, and almost 25%, or 1.8 million persons, are not English Proficient. For these New Yorkers, interacting with City Government can often be a challenge. In February 2017, City Council passed Local Law 30, which required all City agencies to provide opportunities for Limited English speakers to communicate and receive services; therefore, the Richmond County District Attorney’s office provides free interpretation services for constituents and other visitors as requested.

    The Office of the Richmond County District Attorney (RCDA) Services Available for Limited English Proficient New Yorkers In the pursuit of justice for victims of crime, engaging the public is integral; RCDA will always strive to ensure that language is not a barrier to the services we provide by having information on the RCDA’s website available in all languages by clicking the blue “English” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the website. Questions or Complaints: If you have any questions or would like to file a complaint at any time, please contact RCDA’s Language Access Coordinator, Andrew Sterrer at 718-524-0567 or

    View RCDA’s language access policy.

    Five-Year Accessibility Plan

    RCDA has developed a Five-Year Accessibility Plan in accordance with Local Law 12 of 2023.
    Office of the Richmond County District Attorney's 5-Year Accessibility Plan, 2024-2028 can be viewed here: 5-Year Accessibility Plan.