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Press Releases

2/11/2020 Press Release: People v Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar


2/11/2020 Press Release: People v Eric Mauricio Ramirez-Aguilar Felony Complaint


2/5/2020 People v. Derrick John Thompson 18CR08676


1/23/2020 Press release regarding Ludlow Westerly, LLC Settles Environment Violations with the District Attorney



1/23/2020 Press release regarding People v David Johnson 17CR06829



Videos/In the News

DA Joyce Dudley and Our Resilient 1st Responders


AB 392: Use of Force Standards
General Public Video


CHP Increases Traffic Enforcement after Crashes on Santa Ynez Valley Highways | Local News - Noozhawk.com



Prosecutors gather in Las Vegas for gun violence summit; mass shootings in America took center stage




KEYT-Victim help from District Attorney's Office underway after Conception tragedy




Santa Maria Elks Show Appreciation for Law Enforcement Officers | Local News - Noozhawk.com




Keyt: District Attorney warns people to think twice about leaving children or pets in cars-Heatwave warning




What Does the District Attorney Do?(English)


What Does the District Attorey Do? (Spanish)



KEYT: Santa Barbara County DA files legal action against wildfire protection company



SM Times:Casa of Hope: Safe home for sex trafficking victims to welcome its first residents



SB Independent: Larger Rescue Mission Expands Life-Changing Purpose




KEYT:Santa Barbara Rescue Mission completes six-year remodeling project



KSBY: Supervisors allocate money for improvements at district attorney’s offices in Santa Maria



KEYT:Memorial Day lunch comes with a legislative update, meal and tearful honor



Noozhawk: Conference Puts Focus on Helping First Responders Deal with Toll from Repeated Trauma


CDAA Prosecutor Stories: Jennifer Karapetian


Santa Barbara County agencies discuss ongoing efforts against human trafficking - KEYT


Santa Maria Times: District Attorney's Office turns to books to prevent crime


Noozhawk: Santa Maria Public Library shop gets used children's books from Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office




Growing Danger of Fetanyl: Doctor and DA discuss - Video | KTTV


Noozhawk: Accused Golden State Killer Will Be Tried In Sacramento


Noozhawk: Joyce Dudley: Access to Mental Health Services Critical During Early Childhood



Noozhawk: Santa Barbara District Attorney Warns of Blackmail Scam


Noozhawk: Pedal the Pacific Cyclists On a Roll as They Raise Awareness About Sex Trafficking


Raw: Santa Barbara DA Announces 4 New Criminal


Eyewitness News ABC7: Golden State charged with 4 more counts of murder


Keyt: Santa Barbara County DA files four counts of first-degree murder against 'Golden State Killer'



Santa Barbara Independent| Human Trafficking: It's Happening in Front of You




TEDx: The Face of Human Trafficking/Megan Rheinschild


POST: Did You Know? Video Series


Sexual Assault Awareness Video


SB Independant: DA Seeks Death Penalty in Triple Han Homicide


DA Dudley addresses the Incoming Class at SBCC. Topic Sexual Assault on Campus/"It's on us!"


Procedural Justice

Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara

Responding to the needs of our Homeless


Attorney of the Year

Innovative policing approach to mental health, drug problems


Life Facing Bars: A Gang Prevention Documentary


Lfie Facing Bars: A Documentary on Gang Prevention: Spanish Version


Santa Barbara Restorative Court



Quick Links

Appendix A: Sex Trafficking in California
Needs Assessment of Domestic Child Sex Trafficking in Santa Barbara County June 2015
Human Trafficking
Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Externship Program for Volunteer Attorneys
Externship Opportunity-Workers' Compensation Fraud Prosecution


Scam Alerts

Lompoc Police Warn Against Tipster Scam
Lompoc Residents Cautioned About Scam Calls
Home Rental Scams

Publisher's Clearing House Scams

Blackmail Scam
Estafas de trabajo en casa
Estafas de premios: No pague para participar
Fraudes de Romance
Los estafadores buscan ayuda
Utilities scam
Sweetheart Scams
Tech Support Scam
Kidnapping Scam
Social Security Befeciary Scam
Jury Duty Scam
FRAUD ALERT: "Land Technicians" Attempting to Gain Unauthorized Access to Homes
IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Tax Professionals
Online hotel booking scams
Where to Report Scams
Cnet: How to Stop Robocalls
Lottery Scam
Free Wifi Hotspots
Public Alert- Medicare Fraud
Fraudulent Magazine/Newspaper Renewal Notices
Public Supermaket Alert
Annuity Churning Scam
Scam Artists Posing as IRS Agents
Law Enforcement Scam
Health Care Scam
Grandparent Scam
Public Advisory: Special Report on Counterfeit Checks and Money Orders
Public Alert: Fire Inspection Scam



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