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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.


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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.


Tuyên Bố về Đa Dạng của Quận Tompkins

"Chính Quyền Quận Tompkins chú trọng tính đa dạng, công bằng và hòa nhập. Chúng tôi cam kết trao quyền cho nhân viên và cư dân để dỡ bỏ các rào cản mang tính hệ thống ngăn cản hoạt động quản trị toàn diện và cung cấp các dịch vụ của chính phủ cho tất cả mọi người." 

Quận Tompkins Đặt Trọng Tâm là Bình Đẳng