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Trial

The Trial Division is made up of six Bureaus and four Units. It is supervised by First Assistant John Delaney, 215-686-8023, john.delaney@phila.gov.

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit

These experienced and specially trained Assistant District Attorneys prosecute intrafamilial violence, sexual assaults, crimes against children, human trafficking, and violations of Pennsylvania's sex offender registration law. 

The Chief of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit is James Carpenter, 215-686-8080, james.carpenter@phila.gov.

Bureaus

Each Bureau is responsible for the prosecution of all felony crimes, except homicides and sexual assaults, committed within its geographic boundaries. The Bureau boundaries are the same as the Police Department Division boundaries for specific areas of the city; each Division includes several Police Districts. Assistant District Attorneys in each Bureau work with the district police and community members to decrease crime and increase safety. The Bureaus and their corresponding Police Districts are as follows:

  
Central: 6th 9th, and 22nd
Erin Boyle, Chief
 
 
215-686-9962 
  
East: 24th, 25th, and 26th
Kristen Heine, Chief
 
 
215-686-8930
  
Northeast: 2nd, 7th, 8th, and 15th
Stacy Hughes, Chief
 
 
215-686-8934         
  
Northwest: 5th, 14th, 35th, and 39th
Vince Regan, Chief
 
 
215-686-9964 
  
South: 1st, 3rd, and 17th  
Kirstin Powers, Chief
 
 
215-686-8986 
  
Southwest: 12th, 16th, 18th, and 19th
Jan McDermott, Chief
 
 
215-686-9971

Homicide Unit

Some of the most experienced Assistant District Attorneys in the Office are assigned to vertically prosecute each case of murder, manslaughter, or vehicular homicide. 

The Chief of the Homicide Unit is Brian Zarallo, 215-686-8040, brian.zarallo@phila.gov.

Municipal Court Unit

The Assistant District Attorneys who are in the Municipal Court Unit prosecute most of the Office’s misdemeanor trials and felony preliminary hearings in the Criminal Division of Municipal Court. The Unit does not prosecute cases that are being vertically prosecuted by one of the geographic Bureaus, preliminary hearings in Homicide and sexual assault cases, or crimes against children. 

The Chief of the Municipal Court Unit is Michael Stackow, 215-686-5623, DA_MunicipalCourt@phila.gov.

Victims Services Unit

Victim advocates help victims and witnesses understand the law and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. They also are available to help those in the justice system exercise their rights and receive compassionate and respectful treatment. More information is available at our Victim Services page. 

The Chief of the Victims Services Unit is Tami Levin, 215-686-8027DA.VictimeServices@phila.gov.