“The men and women of the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office work each day in partnership with law enforcement and the people of Staten Island to pursue justice for victims of crime, to prevent crime in all its forms, and to promote the safety and well-being of all citizens of our borough.”
LEGAL BUREAUS & UNITS
Criminal Court Bureau
Criminal Court is the point of entry for almost all prosecutions conducted by the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office. Each year, more than 10,000 cases are processed through Criminal Court.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BUREAU
In 2016, RCDA, under DA McMahon’s leadership, created a separate and dedicated Domestic Violence Bureau that works solely on handling the borough’s growing number of domestic violence cases.
Special Victims Bureau
The Special Victims Bureau investigates and prosecutes sex crimes, child abuse and neglect, child pornography, human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations.
The Trials Bureau is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of violent felony crimes such as homicide, robbery, burglary, assault, arson, and weapons offenses.
firearm anti-violence unit
The Firearms Anti-Violence Unit works specifically to prosecute firearms cases as part of the office’s continued effort to combat gun violence on Staten Island.
Elder Abuse Unit
The Elder Abuse Unit investigates and prosecutes crimes committed against senior citizens, including both financial and physical crimes.
NON-LEGAL BUREAUS & UNITS
VICTIM SERVICES UNIT
The Victim Services Unit is comprised of Victim Advocates whose mission is to provide support services to individuals who have witnessed or been victimized by crime on Staten Island.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP UNIT
The Community Partnership Unit was created by District Attorney McMahon in an effort to better serve the communities that the Office represents.
The Legal Support Unit is comprised of Paralegals and Secretaries whose mission is to provide legal support to Assistant District Attorneys who prosecute cases in Supreme Court.
The RCDA Detective Investigator’s Squad is responsible for responding to the immediate, short and longer term needs of our ADA’s and RCDA staff. Our squad is comprised of one Chief Investigator, one Deputy Chief Investigator and 12 Senior Detective Investigators all of whom are sworn Police Officers and retired members of the NYPD.
HAVE AN ANONYMOUS DRUG TIP?
Information that can help build strong investigations and prosecutions includes:
- The location
- Names or descriptions of suspected dealer and/or buyer
- What type of vehicle was involved, if any
- What kind of product was sold
SUBMIT AN ANONYMOUS DRUG REPORT
CALL THE RCDA HOTLINE