OREGON DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS
OF ALL OREGONIANS
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS
Most people know that Oregon’s DAs fight for victims of crime, but many are surprised to learn that our DAs are also passionate about protecting the rights of defendants. MORE
YOUR DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
Each county in the state of Oregon has an elected district attorney who is charged with seeking the truth and pursing justice under the law on criminal matters that occur in his or her jurisdiction. MORE
YOUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Oregon DAs have always been leaders in reforming our criminal laws in order to protect the rights of victims and defendants. Compared to the 1980’s, Oregon is now one of the nation’s safest states. It was not an accidental turnaround; but instead reflects decades of hard work by dedicated public officials and citizens who recognized that our safety is the cornerstone of the vitality of our communities. MORE
WELCOME TO THE OREGON DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION
The Oregon District Attorneys Association, Inc. (ODAA) is a voluntary association of the 36 district attorneys, deputy district attorneys, Oregon assistant attorneys general, district attorney office managers and the U.S. Attorneys serving in Oregon. It is a non-profit Oregon corporation, and is tax exempt under section 501c(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.
ODAA was founded in 1952.
The Mission of the Oregon District Attorney Association is “The pursuit of justice through education and advocacy."
The ODAA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of: Four officers, three directors, and the immediate past president.
Photos used with permission from Brent Weisberg/Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.
Reports of Interest
For decades, Oregon District Attorneys have been leading the charge to ensure that our criminal justice system is a reflection of the values of the people of Oregon. The people of Oregon elect their local district attorneys and they choose people who represent their ideals of communities. For a more complete view of the innovative role Oregon prosecutors have had in the Oregon criminal justice system, here is a link to a Full Report.
In Oregon, only the most serious and violent older teenage criminal offenders face mandatory sentences. Older youth (ages 15 and up) face incarceration in a youth prison facility only upon conviction of the most serious degrees of rape, robbery and homicide. JUVENILE JUSTICE IN OREGON. (Updated 4/24/19)