Criminal Prosecution

Prosecution and Victim's Advocacy

The Criminal Prosecution office works closely with the police department and prosecutes state and local misdemeanor and violation offenses occurring within the city, including the filing of complaints, responding to discovery requests, conducting pretrial negotiations, filing and responding to motions, preparing for and attending hearings, court and jury trials, and certain appeals. Cases prosecuted by the city are prosecuted in the Beaverton Municipal Court. The office also employs a victim’s advocate partially funded by the State of Oregon to assist victims of misdemeanor crimes.

Resources and Information

  • Victim Services and Resource Information in Washington County: Providing information and advocacy for victims of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Sexual Assault, Identify Theft. Resources are also available for Child Support issues, Families of Homicide Victims and other general legal information.
  • The Center for Counseling & Victims' Services Program (CCVS) provides free counseling services to the community. We are able to assist with a variety of issues including recovering from crime victimization, coping with intimate partner abuse, building healthier relationships, managing stress and anxiety, career and work goals, healing from abuse and trauma, etc.