The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office (NWDAO) serves the people of Hampshire and Franklin counties and the town of Athol. In partnership with the communities it serves, the NWDAO is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice, and the protection of the public through fair and effective prosecutions and progressive prevention initiatives. Although the primary responsibility of the Office is prosecuting crime, we also have a strong focus on progressive education and prevention efforts in the areas of domestic & sexual violence, child abuse, juvenile justice, elders and persons with disabilities, and consumer protection. We are the law office of the People and are steadfast guardians of the rights and liberties of every citizen. We advocate for making our communities safer and stronger, while protecting civil rights and promoting social and racial justice.
POSITION TITLE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROJECT COORDINATOR
Coordinate Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) in collaboration with local police departments, dispatch centers, Crocker Communications Inc., and community victim advocacy programs. Position is a part-time, grant dependent position of 20 hours weekly.
POSITION TITLE: ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY – DISTRICT COURT
POSITION SUMMARY: Prosecute misdemeanor and felony cases in the District Courts in Hampshire and Franklin Counties.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform all of the legal functions related to the prosecution of cases in the District Courts including handling arraignments, bail requests, pre-trial conferences, and evidentiary and non-evidentiary motion hearings; prepare cases for bench and jury trials including preparing witness lists, responding to discovery requests, and interviewing witnesses; and trying cases in both the bench and jury sessions.
Participate in prevention, education, and community outreach programs as assigned by the District Attorney.
POSITION TITLE: VICTIM ADVOCATE – FRANKLIN COUNTY
Primarily responsible for the provision of information, support and advocacy services for victims, witnesses and survivors throughout the criminal justice process by ensuring the delivery of mandated rights enumerated in M.G.L Chapter 258B.