The Office of the Clark County District Attorney is the legal branch of local government in Clark County. Comprised of four unique divisions: Criminal, Juvenile, Family Support and Civil, the office employs nearly 700 people, of which 170 are attorneys and over 500 are support staff.
The Clark County District Attorney, Steven B. Wolfson, was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners on Jan. 24, 2012 to serve out the remaining three years of the four-year term vacated by his predecessor. D.A. Wolfson was elected to a full four-year term in 2014. His current term expires at the end of 2019.
The Criminal Division of the office prosecutes all felony crimes and many misdemeanors occurring within the County. Extensive services for victims of crime and witnesses are provided through the Victim-Witness Assistance Center. Last year, the office filed charges in over 55,000 cases against defendants, ranging from petit larceny to murder. These cases are aggressively prosecuted by over 100 Deputy District Attorney's appearing regularly in thirty judicial forums. The Assistant District Attorney for the Criminal Division is Christopher J. Lalli.
The Juvenile Division processes criminal matters concerning juveniles, prosecuting approximately 8,500 cases per year. This division handles cases involving juvenile delinquency as well as the welfare of children. Brigid Duffy supervises the activities of this unit, which is located in the Family Court building.
The Family Support Division establishes and enforces child support court orders and locates absent parents. Over 330 employees, including 13 attorneys, are actively involved in this process. In 2019 the Family Support Division Collected over 135 million dollars on behalf of children and families in Clark County. In 2013, the division received national recognition as the National Child Support Enforcement Association's "Most Improved Child Support Program of the Year". In 2016, the division received further recognition from the Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council as the “Outstanding Child Support Program of the Year.” Sixty-six percent (66%) of the funding for this growing division is paid by the federal government.
Mary-Anne Miller, County Counsel, supervises the Civil Division, which handles civil lawsuits involving the County and advises County departments on administrative law matters.
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