District Attorney

Washoe County DA Christopher J Hicks

Washoe County District Attorney
Christopher J. Hicks

Mills B. Lane Justice Center
1 South Sierra Street
South Tower, 4th Floor, Reno, NV, 89501
(775) 328-3200

email us:  districtattorney@da.washoecounty.us
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Washoe County District Attorney’s Office Closed to the Public – Instructions for Victims and Those Needing Information and Assistance

March 23, 2020

Reno, Nevada

 The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office has implemented safety measures to reduce the risk of further spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in response to the Washoe County Health Department’s continuing efforts to safeguard the health of the community. 

 Currently, the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office (WCDA) is CLOSED TO ALL PUBLIC VISITS

 Victims or Witnesses who need assistance or case status information may call the Victim Witness Assistance Center at (775) 328-3210. 

 Note:    Additional information and victim service forms can be found on our website

 For questions related to the Criminal or Civil Division please call: WCDA’s Office Main Number at (775) 328-3200 or email your questions to DA-GeneralInfo@washoecounty.us

 Note:    Those with urgent or time sensitive Records Division business or document drop off/pick up are instructed to call the main number or send an email to the office marked “Attention Records Supervisor”

 For questions directed to the WCDA’s Office Family Support Division please call (775) 789-7100 or email dafs@da.washoecounty.us

 

 

Washoe County District Attorney Limits Public Services and Access to Essential Business, Law Enforcement and Subpoenaed Witnesses 

Washoe County District Attorney Chris Hicks is implementing safety measures to reduce the risk of further spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in response to the Washoe County Health Department’s efforts to provide guidance to local government and private businesses.  The goal of these reductions of services are meant to decrease the opportunity for disease transmission and focus on providing essential services. 

The safety of the public we serve is our priority and as a community we must work together to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus to our family, friends and co-workers. The WCDA’s Office will continue to focus on our commitment to ensuring justice for victims and safeguarding the public during this time and we ask for your cooperation.” District Attorney Chris Hicks

 

Effective today, March 16, 2020, the following limitations will be in place at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office (WCDA) until further notice:

  • All public visits to the WCDA Lobby will be restricted to subpoenaed witnesses and those with urgent business
  • Childcare assistance for subpoenaed witnesses will not be available
  • Drop-in WCDA victim assistance will not be available
  • Records will be limited to law enforcement visits and urgent or time sensitive business or document drop off/pick up
  • Family Support will be limited to time sensitive or urgent business
  • Criminal and Civil Divisions will remain in operation and limit public contact 

For questions related to the Criminal or Civil Division please call: WCDA’s Office Main Number at (775) 328-3200 or email your questions to DA-GeneralInfo@washoecounty.us 

For questions related to victim services and/or subpoenas contact Victim Witness Assistance Center (775) 328-3210 

For questions directed to the WCDA’s Office Family Support Division please call (775) 789-7100 or email dafs@da.washoecounty.us

 

Mission of the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office

The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office is dedicated to the pursuit of justice for the over 440,000 citizens of Washoe County and plays a major role in the safety of the public it serves.  The office is led by an elected District Attorney who is selected by popular vote to a four year term.  Current District Attorney Christopher J. Hicks is the 37th District Attorney for Washoe County to be elected since the office was established in 1864.  The District Attorney’s Office is divided into four divisions, Criminal, Civil, Family Support and Administration.  Over 170, prosecutors, attorneys, legal support staff, investigators and victim advocates diligently contribute to the work of prosecuting crimes committed in our area and a variety of other legal functions in support of county government. 

The primary mission of the office is achieving justice and protecting the welfare of the community.  The agency operates on a 22 million dollar budget which provides for day to day operations of its mandated duties.  The Criminal Division is charged with prosecution of felony, gross misdemeanor and juvenile crimes, as well as certain misdemeanors which occur within the jurisdiction of the office.  The Civil Division provides legal representation to County’s agencies and departments including the Board of County Commissioners.  The Family Support Division safeguards the rights of children by enforcing child support obligations in accordance with Nevada law.   Finally, the Administration Division is charged with the operational management of the office to include finance, budget, grant administration, human resources, training and professional development and special projects.  We encourage you to learn more about your Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. 

 

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