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 in February of 2012. In 2014 he was elected to that position by a wide margin, and was again successful in the 2018 election. His current term ends in 2023.
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 improves the lives of families by engaging and empowering parents to provide continuous support for their children. To accomplish this mission; the division will locate parents, establish paternity, and enforce child support orders. The District Attorney Family Support Division maintains a caseload of over 46,000 cases and collects over $145 million every year for children and families. The Division excels in every federal performance measure and continually ranks within the top ten Child Support Enforcement programs nationwide. The Family Support Division is comprised of approximately 300 employees, including 12 Deputy District Attorneys. Karen S. Cliffe oversees the Family Support Division of the District Attorney's Office.
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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