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OUR MISSION

“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.”

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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 MICHAEL E. MCMAHON District Attorney

Michael E. Mcmahon


DISTRICT ATTORNEY

PAUL A. CAPOFARI  Chief Assistant District Attorney

PAUL A. CAPOFARI


Chief Assistant District Attorney

Timothy J. Koller  Executive Assistant District Attorney

Timothy J. Koller


Executive Assistant
District Attorney

Thomas C. ridges  Special Counsel to the District Attorney

Thomas C. ridges


Special Counsel to
the District Attorney

Ashleigh J. Owens  CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Ashleigh J. Owens


CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

WANDA DEOLIVEIRA  CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL

WANDA DEOLIVEIRA


CHIEF TRIAL COUNSEL

LEGAL BUREAUS & UNITS

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APPEALS BUREAU
The Appeals Bureau provides New York’s appellate courts and all federal courts with in-depth written and oral analyses of legal and factual issues arising in a full range of criminal prosecutions.

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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.

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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.

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Narcotics & INVESTIGATIONS Bureau
The Narcotics-Investigations Bureau handles the prosecution of all felony-level offenses related to the unlawful possession and distribution of controlled substances.

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Special Victims Bureau
The Special Victims Bureau investigates and prosecutes sex crimes, child abuse and neglect, child pornography, human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations.

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TRIALS BUREAU
The Trials Bureau is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of violent felony crimes such as homicide, robbery, burglary, assault, arson, and weapons offenses.

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Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit
The Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit was created by District Attorney McMahon to investigate and prosecute crimes against animals.

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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.

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Elder Abuse Unit
The Elder Abuse Unit investigates and prosecutes crimes committed against senior citizens, including both financial and physical crimes.

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ECONOMIC CRIMES Bureau
The Economic Crimes Bureau, created under DA McMahon, prosecutes cases of fraud, grand larceny, wage theft, and many other financial crimes. This includes cases of entitlement fraud such as Medicaid or unemployment fraud, construction fraud including the prosecution of construction site fatalities, and theft of goods or services.

 
 

NON-LEGAL BUREAUS & UNITS

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Crime Strategies Unit
The Crime Strategies Unit analyzes data to focus prosecutorial resources on crime-drivers in order to reduce criminal activity in Staten Island.

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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.

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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.

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ADMINISTRATION
The Administration Bureau performs several critical functions that allow the office to effectively serve the people of Staten Island.

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LEGAL SUPPORT
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.

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detective investigators
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.

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HUMAN CAPITAL UNIT
Human Capital serves as a strategic HR business partner to the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office.

 
 

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
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GO TO REPORT

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CALL THE RCDA HOTLINE

(718) 876-5839