#040 - Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton
Mar 7th, 2019 by Contra Costa Today
On this episode, I chat with Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton who in September of 2017 was sworn in as the 25th District Attorney for the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Becton leads a prosecutorial office of approximately 200 lawyers, investigators, and staff. District Attorney Becton served for 22 years as a judge in Contra Costa County, where she was elected as Presiding Judge.
We get into how they had more than 14,000 misdemeanor requests from Law Enforcement while prosecuting 4,500 of those. They also prosecuted 3,400 felonies in 2017. Becton recently announced Youth Courts, Restorative Justice and bringing the Sand Hook Program to the County. We discuss human trafficking, illegal dumping, repeat misdemeanor offenders, domestic violence, homeless & mental illness while talking about the anti-truancy program. We close by chatting about how Senator Nancy Skinner named Becton the Woman of the Year in the 9th District.