Community Prosecution Teams
We have four community prosecution teams, one team aligned with each of the four police precincts within the city. The members of the community prosecution teams take an active role in the community and work closely with their respective police precincts. The team members make presentations to various civic leagues, speak at local high schools on the issue of guns and violence in schools, and attend other civic gatherings. Each community prosecution team is comprised of a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, five to seven Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys, and three to four paralegals. Community prosecution teams prosecute all felonies (with the exception of cases falling under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court) that are committed in the areas of the city covered by their precinct of the Police Department. All teams also handle thousands of misdemeanor appeals per year.