The prosecution arm of the District Attorney’s Office is divided into nine criminal court teams. Five of the teams are assigned to a criminal court judge, and they are:
- Judge Bortner
- Judge Musti Cook
- Judge Ness
- Judge Snyder
- Judge Trebilcock
The remaining four teams are specialized units, and they are:
- Juvenile Unit
- Special Case Unit (SCU)
- Appellate Unit
- Treatment Courts
Each Team consists of a Senior Deputy Prosecutor, at least one Trial Deputy Prosecutor, Case Manager, Victim/Witness Coordinator, County Detective and Paralegal, with the exception of the Appellate Unit and Treatment Courts. Our Juvenile Unit handles cases were minors are charged with a crime. The SCU is assigned in cases where children are the alleged victims. Team Appeals handles Appellate and Post-Conviction matters. Our Treatment Court prosecutor is directly involved in the day to day operations and decisions of each of our treatment courts.
In addition to the Trial Teams, Executive Prosecutors conduct both major prosecutions and administrative duties associated with the Trial Teams.
Each Team works hand in hand with law enforcement, fielding calls on a round the clock basis. Prosecutors assist law enforcement with questions regarding charging of offenses, evidence collection and investigation. Victim/Witness Coordinators seek sentencing opinions from crime victims and keep the advised of the case progress. Case Managers insure flow of a case and Unit Secretaries generate the paperwork necessary to a successful prosecution. All members of victims and witnesses team work together to provide the best possible criminal case to a Judge or jury.
Administration is charged with support for the teams in matters such as staff employment, training, work flow design, budget, and physical resources. Detectives provide trial team support as well as specialized law enforcement resources for York County’s police departments.