• Welcome to the Essex District Attorney's Office web site

    The website is designed to help you access information about the duties and various programs provided by my office as well as to access resources related to these programs.

    The primary role of my office is to prosecute criminal acts that occur within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County.  Each year, my staff of 165 Assistant District Attorneys, Victim Witness Advocates, Juvenile Justice Coordinators, State Police investigators, Child Abuse investigators and support staff handle approximately 40,000 cases.  These cases range from simple assaults to homicides.  Our objective is swift and fair justice while providing critical services to crime victims and their families.

    While prosecution is our primary function, I am a strong proponent of prevention and early intervention efforts to prevent crime.  For this reason, my Office works closely with schools, community organizations, social service agencies, law enforcement and others to develop programs that encourage young people to make good decisions, provide parents with information to better guide their children and empower senior citizens to protect themselves.

    I welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions, and very much appreciate the opportunity to serve you.


                                                                                                        Jonathan W. Blodgett

                                                                                                        District Attorney


    The Office of the District Attorney for the Eastern District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in the delivery of services.  Any person wishing to file a complaint my contact:

    The Office of Grants Management

    Ten Park Plaza, Suite 3720

    Boston, MA 02116


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