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Meet John S. Foote, your District AttorneyThe Clackamas County District Attorney's Office

District Attorney's Office

The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office is required by state law to represent the state in felony prosecutions, misdemeanor prosecutions, grand jury proceedings, mental commitment hearings, child support actions, family abuse prevention hearings, juvenile delinquency and dependency hearings.

The primary purpose of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office is to fairly, impartially and honestly enforce all criminal laws. The ultimate goal is to make Clackamas County a safer and healthier place to live.

The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office is part of a law enforcement partnership that includes the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Juvenile Department, Community Corrections, eight municipal police agencies and the Oregon State Police.

The District Attorney's Office contributes to the County's public safety network as a member of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council; the Council's Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Crime Prevention Subcommittees; the Family Violence Coordinating Council; the Criminal Justice Council; the Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Investigation Team; and the Multidisciplinary Elder Abuse Team.

The District Attorney's Office also leads the County's Inter-Agency Major Crimes Team and participates as a member of many state and regional law enforcement task forces, including a multi-jurisdictional investigation and prosecution unit known as ROCN (Regional Organized Crime and Narcotics).

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