District Attorney O’Malley announced the creation of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI). She has appointed Assistant District Attorney II Terry Wiley to the head the groundbreaking new division.

Under the leadership of DA O’Malley, the District Attorney’s Office convened the Fair and Equitable Policing and Prosecution Working Group in 2016. Mr. Wiley has been a part of the Working Group from its inception, focusing on issues such as implicit bias, updating guidelines and protocols, and creating policies that ensure fairness and equity in prosecution, in working with victims of crime and within the Office. 

These efforts have led to the creation of several programs and collaborative courts that offer alternatives to incarceration, providing individuals charged with crimes the opportunities to gain insight, to build skills, to complete their education and to move beyond the criminal justice system. We have also created a misdemeanor pre-charging program for people to participate in to avoid charges. As the State reports, Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has more collaborative courts per capita than any other county.

“Key to addressing inequities inherent to the criminal justice system, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will expand on the efforts of the Working Group, delving deeper into issues of equity based on gender, ethnicity, culture, race, opinions, perspectives and backgrounds,” states DA O’Malley. “I am proud of the diversity within the workforce of my office, as it reflects the residents of Alameda County. We are also the 4th most diverse county in the country. The new division will build on the great work and tradition of the Office, tapping into our creativity and commitment towards fair and equitable prosecution and administration of justice. Terry Wiley is the best choice to lead this new Division.” 

The Alameda County DA's Office along with community partners continuing to host events throughout the month of October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Mark your calendar!
Community Conversation Saturdays
A Safe Place will be holding community conversations during the month of October addressing intimate partner violence and how we can put a stop to it. 

Throughout this virtual series, local and national speakers will present on their individual advocacy work on domestic violence awareness and prevention.

10/17 - Re-Entry + Domestic Violence

10/24 - Mental Health + Trauma

10/27 Upcoming Wellness Wednesdays @ 12:15 PM - ACFJC Trauma Recovery Center
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On October 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the DA’s Office will participate in the 19th Drug Take Back Day. This is an opportunity for the community to properly and safely dispose of any narcotics, prescription medications, vaping devises and cartridges and over the counter medications.  Pet medications will also be accepted. The Office will also offer education on prevention of potential drug abuse and overdosing, and the proper disposal of medications. 

Safe disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medication is vital to prevent the misuse of these substances, and to end the harmful environmental impacts of disposing of them in landfill or through our water system.

COVID-19 safety measures will be followed. Face coverings must be worn at all sites by anyone dropping off medications as well as by those staffing the sites. All social distancing guidelines will be adhered to in order to maintain a minimum of six feet between individuals.

“Please look through your cabinets and drawers for expired or unused medications or vaping products” says District Attorney O’Malley. “The safe disposal of these drugs serves an important public safety and public health need. Safe disposal reduces the chance that the medications will be misused or abused and ensures that they won’t be disposed of in a way that is harmful to the environment.”

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