WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT - BUCHANAN COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
Mission Statement: The Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney is committed to protecting our community and pursuing fair and impartial justice by holding criminals accountable and safeguarding the rights of victims.
The role of the Prosecutor is unique. Prosecutors have a responsibility as ministers of justice and not simply as advocates. This responsibility requires that they prosecute the guilty and protect the innocent.
ETHICS We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity and personal and professional conduct. VICTIM SUPPORT We show compassion and understanding to the victims of crime. COMMUNITY
We advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community we serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for our citizens. CAREER CRIMINALS We vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders. CRIME
We are committed to crime prevention by implementing innovative programs to break the cycle of crime for youthful offenders, first-time offenders, mentally ill offenders, and drug addicted offenders. ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT
We support and promote the use of Alternative Treatment Court programs and target high-risk, nonviolent adult offenders to maximize positive outcomes for the individual and public safety.