What we do
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (DAO) is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, serving more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia. An independently elected office, the DAO’s mission is to protect the community and provide a voice for victims of crime.
Employing about 600 people, including approximately 300 assistant district attorneys, we prosecute 40,000 criminal cases each year, ranging from minor offenses to felonies, including sexual assaults and murders.
The DAO is organized into seven divisions:
- Gun Trafficking and Community Engagement