The Office of the District Attorney
The Office of District Attorney is responsible for the prosecution of all cases in Hampden County. Cases are heard in District Court, Superior Court and Juvenile Court. The State Police Detective Unit (SPDU) assigned to the District Attorney's Office assists in investigating cases in Hampden County.
James C. Orenstein was sworn in as the interim Hampden District Attorney on June 9, 2014.
"I am incredibly honored to have been appointed by Governor Patrick to this post in the office in which I have worked for more than twenty years. I hope to continue the kind of leadership provided by the two outstanding district attorneys under whom I have served. I have the highest regard for the staff of the District Attorney's Office and am excited as I look forward to our continued affiliation."
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An important part of the criminal justice system that involves more than just prosecution.
Creating a safer environment through prevention is the cornerstone of the Community Safety and Outreach Unit.
Bringing attention to cases that remain open in Hampden County as a way to help the continuing investigation.
Elders/Persons With Disabilities
Specialized units dedicated to prosecuting crimes against the most vulnerable victims of our society.