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DA O'MALLEY RELEASES GUN REPORT:
GUNS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has released a comprehensive report covering six years of data on gun use, sales, possession and theft in Alameda County, including detailed statistics of firearm related crimes. “In creating this report, we aim to deepen our understanding of the epidemic of gun violence in Alameda County, in California and across the country,” states DA O’Malley. “We can and must prevent gun violence. A first step is to research and understand how guns are falling into the hands of the wrong people – those whose intent is to inflict harm, injury and death. This research also allows us to understand how too many children and teens fall prey to gun violence, either through self-infliction or at the hands of another. An in-depth and critical analysis of gun purchases, ownership, theft and use is vital to furthering the goal of reducing gun violence as well as accidental firearm related injuries and fatalities.”
The full report can be found at  here
OP-ED PUBLISHED TODAY IN CAL MATTERS
"California must finally end the backlog of unprocessed rape kits. Here’s how"

After a sexual assault, survivors undergo an incredibly invasive procedure, typically involving being examined, swabbed and photographed for several hours. The specific purpose is to collect DNA and other evidence used to identify the perpetrator. It is the ultimate injustice to discover that thousands of sexual assault evidence kits collected during the examination sit untested and ignored on the shelves of a police department or crime lab. That is why we have introduced and are sponsoring  Senate Bill 22 . We want to ensure justice for survivors of sexual assault and we want to apprehend the assailants. Read more here.

Sen. Connie M. Leyva is a Democrat from Chino, representing Senate District 20. 

Nancy E. O’Malley is the District Attorney for Alameda County, 
SETTLEMENT REACHED WITH MICHAELS STORES-
 $10,000 CONTRIBUTION MADE TO GIRLS INC.
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office, along with the District Attorney of Napa County, resolved a consumer protection action against Michaels Stores. The case involved the alleged failure to provide a cash redemption for gift cards with a balance of less than ten dollars ($10.00). Under California law, gift cards with a value of less than $10 can be redeemed for cash. In addition to civil penalties, the judgment insures compliance with the law in the future. In addition, Michaels agreed to make a contribution of $10,000 to Girls Inc. of the Island City, a non-profit organization that provides youth development services specifically geared towards girls in the city of Alameda, inspiring them to live strong, bold, and innovative young lives by realizing their full potential in society. Michaels worked cooperatively with our offices to ensure future compliance with the law, without admitting liability.
PROSECUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW VIOLATIONS
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has reached a $1.525 million civil settlement with Texas-based 7-Eleven, Inc., to resolve allegations the company violated state laws requiring training of store personnel in hazardous-materials handling. The Alameda County District Attorney joined the District Attorneys of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Ventura, and Yolo Counties in the prosecution of this case.

“Today’s settlement reconfirms our Office’s commitment to enforce state laws designed to protect workers and the public from accidents caused by the mishandling of potentially dangerous hazardous materials,” states Alameda County DA Nancy E. O’Malley. “My office will continue to work together with state and local agencies to investigate and prosecute environmental violations of law designed to protect our citizens.”

View full press release here
Click here for more information on the Consumer, Environmental & Worker Protection division
DA JUSTICE ACADEMY
 CLOSING CEREMONY SPEECHES
In July all three cohorts of the District Attorney's Justice Academy (DAJA) wrapped up with compelling student speeches on topics ranging from sexual assault to human trafficking and youth empowerment. The District Attorney's Office is extremely proud of these young and brilliant individuals and would like to wish them the best of luck on their future endeavors. To learn more about the DA Justice Academy (DAJA) and the upcoming 2020 academy visit here. Please note that applications for the 2020 academy will available late September 2019.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
On August 6, members of the office attended block parties throughout the county for National Night Out, an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
See more from the evening in the video below:
BACKPACK GIVEAWAY @ NAACP
On August 24, DA Nancy O'Malley hosted a backpack giveaway at the  NAACP  Hayward branch for students preparing to return to school. Along with the visiting students, DA O'Malley also had the chance to speak with supportive teachers from local Hayward schools.
DAVIS ST. HEALTH FAIR
In August, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office’s Victim-Witness division shared information with the community in San Leandro at the annual Davis St. Health Fair. For more information on services and resources visit:  www.alcoda.org/victim_witness  
"Second Chances", Episode 2 of the Justice For All podcast, is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play Music. To learn more and listen to all episodes, visit https://justiceforall.alcoda.org/ or click your preferred streaming service below:
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Alameda County Courts Case Portal: For information pertaining to specific cases.

Criminal Docket Finder: Find out when the next court date is for a particular case. 

Inmate Locator: Find out the custody status of a person.

Alameda County DA's Office website: View up-to-date news and information about the office at our website.

Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) website: The ACFJC is a 1-stop location that provides victims of crime with legal, health, and support services, and the opportunity for physical and psychological safety, recovery and well-being.

HEAT Watch: HEAT Watch is the anti-human trafficking program run by the DA's Office. It coordinates the response to help fight trafficking in the Bay Area and beyond. 

DA Speakers Bureau: We provide speakers for your next school or community meeting who come to you with decades of expertise about the law, the criminal justice system and how we at the DA's Office can help you if you have been the victim of a crime. 

Point of View: The well-known legal educational tool written and published by the DA's Office.