It means prosecutors and staff stand with victims throughout the criminal justice process, keeping them informed every step of the way, making sure they know their rights, introducing them to the court system and helping them obtain key services.
It means giving certain nonviolent offenders a chance to become productive citizens, rather than a drain on taxpayer resources, through a Pretrial Intervention Program. While some offenders present a threat to society and belong in prison, some young people simply made a mistake, or have issues best addressed in ways other than incarceration.
The 70 men and women who make up the staff, including some of the best attorneys in the state, are committed to protecting public safety in an open minded, honest and fair manner. They are responsive to the needs of victims, witnesses, children in need, law enforcement and the citizens who make up this great community.
In technology, transparency, efficiency, ability, the Rapides Parish District Attorney’s Office is better than it’s ever been.