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District Attorney Matthew Van Houten


The District Attorney's Office is open by appointment only. If you'd like to discuss a case, please contact the office by telephone or email.   




The Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the promotion of public safety through the prosecution of criminal offenses defined under State law, committed within Tompkins County. The District Attorney’s Office is committed to a progressive strategy of diverting individuals from the traditional prosecutorial model toward alternatives to incarceration focused on addressing the underlying individual needs that lead to involvement in the criminal justice system.


Énoncé de la mission

The Mission of the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office is:

To do the right thing, in pursuit of justice, while honoring the Tompkins County Values of Integrity, Accountability, Community and Respect;

To exercise the authority of this office with honesty, fairness, humility and candor;

To hold individuals, ourselves and the criminal justice system accountable for our actions and our decisions;

To promote a safe, healthy, and just community by implementing evidence-based approaches to reducing crime, supporting victims in healing, and demonstrating our commitment that our criminal justice system must be fair for everyone; and

To commit to embracing a culture of inclusiveness where we treat others with dignity, understanding and compassion.


Déclaration sur la diversité du comté de Tompkins

« L'administration du comté de Tompkins met l'accent sur la diversité, l'équité et l'inclusion. Nous nous engageons à donner aux employés et aux habitants les moyens de lever les obstacles systémiques qui entravent l'inclusivité de la gouvernance gouvernance et à fournir des services publics à tous. » 

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