The Commonwealth Attorney's Office prosecutes all felonies and most misdemeanors. The prosecution takes place in three courts: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, General District Court and Circuit Court. The Commonwealth Attorney's Office also administers the Victim/Witness Program. In addition, the Commonwealth Attorney has partnered with many other agencies to provide the most effective prosecution and service to crime victims and witnesses, including: The Police Liaison Program which provides assistance, support, training and education to the Sheriff's Office on a monthly basis as well as to the Department of State Police and the Magistrate's Office on a quarterly basis; and the Rappahannock Regional Justice Academy on a bimonthly basis.

Boards & Local Programs

In addition, members of the Commonwealth Attorney's Office sit on boards and/or are members many local programs affecting community safety issues and law enforcement, including:

  • The Community Corrections Board
  • Council on Youth
  • The Jail Authority
  • Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Docket Reduction Team
  • Rappahannock Area Alcohol Safety Action Program
  • Rappahannock Area Community Services Board
  • the Rappahannock Area Regional Justice Academy
  • Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault
  • Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence
  • Regional Drug and Gang Task Forces
  • Supreme Court Judicial Training Committee
  • The Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys, Board of Directors and Curriculum Committee Virginia State Bar Judicial Nominations Committee