Community Relations/ Community & Government Relations Unit
Community & Government Relations (CGR) Unit
CGR was created to build upon existing programs and create new ways to work with members of the community on crime prevention. The unit brings all community related efforts under one umbrella, allowing the office to maximize its reach, increase accessibility and communication with citizens and have a greater positive impact across the county. CGR includes all community outreach programs, and media and government relations.
The division also includes the nationally recognized Community Prosecution Unit (CPU). There are now six prosecutors working in neighborhoods throughout the county and City of Sacramento and Rancho Cordova. Community prosecutors create partnerships with citizens, law enforcement, community groups and businesses to proactively address quality of life issues including blight, prostitution, graffiti, and homelessness (see CPU brochure).
With a focus on legislative issues, the government relations team will take a proactive role in shaping laws that impact public safety. California has passed laws that have dramatically changed the criminal justice system. These include AB 109’s Realignment with the shifting of thousands of state prison inmates to local jurisdictions, and Proposition 47, dramatically reducing the crime and consequences for drug users and thieves. The District Attorney's Office will serve as a strong voice for the community on important public safety issues.