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Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

Prosecuting crimes and defending victims throughout the City of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

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:

  • Administration
  • Trials
  • Gun Trafficking and Community Engagement
  • Investigations
  • Juvenile
  • Law
  • Pretrial


3 S. Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Looking for more information?

You can find more about the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on their website.