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COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
30TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
MISSION - VISION - VALUES
Our Mission is To Do Justice.
Our Vision is a criminal justice system in which all parties and participants receive or dispense fair and respectful treatment and the justice that each deserves.
Ethics, Integrity, and Justice, which guide our actions;
Professionalism, Teamwork, and Excellence of our prosecutors and support staff;
Hard Work and Dedication to our Mission;
Fairness, Diligence, and Respect to all, including victims, witnesses, judges, defense lawyers, defendants, jurors, law enforcement personnel, clerks, court personnel, deputy sheriffs, probation and parole officers, corrections staff, and all others involved in the criminal justice system; and,
Collaboration and Partnership with other advocates for justice in the system.
| Responsibilities of the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
The Commonwealth's Attorney's Office occupies a critical position in the criminal justice system. Commonly referred to as the District Attorney in most states, the Commonwealth's Attorney must focus the power of the state on those who defy its laws. As legal representative for the people, the Commonwealth's Attorney has the duty to seek justice for all.
As a leader of the criminal justice system in Jefferson County, the Commonwealth's Attorney is responsible for felony prosecution in thirteen of the Circuit Courts in the 30th Judicial Circuit. In 2013, the staff of 102, including 47 prosecutors, handled 3412 new felony indictments and closed 7813 cases, making the Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office the busiest felony prosecutorial office in Kentucky. Within the Office there are nine different prosecutorial divisions.
The Commonwealth's Attorney is also advisor to the Grand Jury and provides legal advice to the police concerning sufficiency of evidence, warrants and all matters regarding the investigations of crime. The Commonwealth's Attorney is a lawyer, an administrator, and a public servant with policy-making responsibilities.