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***The District Attorney’s Office will be closed on Friday, 3/30/18 for an all-day meeting. All offices will resume normal business hours on Monday, 4/2/18. Thank you.***






Press Releases

3/16/2018 Press Release re People v. Jesika Manchester Kuhl Case No. 18CR00208



1/21/2018 If you want to report potential price gouging please fill out one of the District Attorney Consumer Complaint Forms. Forms are in both English and Spanish.




Videos/In the News

CSPAN: Congressman Carbajal addresses the US Congress thanking the Thomas Fire and Debris Flow 1st Responders.



Noozhawk: Junior League to Honor Dudley at 10th Annual Gala


Animal Shelter steps up to care for Domestic Violence Victim’s pets: Santa Maria Humane Society Misha’s Story



SB Independent: Changes Are Coming to Califoria Sex Offender Registry. A New Approach Will Consider the Severity of Crimes.



KEYT: Protecting Fire and Mudslide Survivors from Scammers


KEYT: SBCC student claims $78 Uber ride was price gouging



District Attorney Joyce Dudley speaks at a local vigil responding to the death and devastation caused by the Santa Barbara County Mudslides




The Daily Nexus: Santa Barbara Community Mourns Lives Lost in Montecito Mudslides



The New York Times: Underatanding Grief


SM Sun: Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials say their methods for battling sex and human trafficking are improving



KEYT: District Attorney warns against scams after the Thomas Fire


TEDx: The Face of Human Trafficking/Megan Rheinschild


POST: Did You Know? Video Series


Santa Maria Sun: No longer silent: Local support organizations, law enforcement, and survivors speak out to end the cycle of domestic violence



Sexual Assault Awareness Video


SM Times: DA Dogs program in Santa Maria first of its kind in state



SB Independant: DA Seeks Death Penalty in Triple Han Homicide


Noozhawk: Ben Romo: For DA Joyce Dudley, the Most Successful Crime-Fighting Programs Start at the Beginning



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


Noozhawk: Absentee Rate Shows Small Decline in Santa Barbara Unified School District


Procedural Justice


Dogs in the Courthouse: Challenges and Benefits in the Use of Facility Dogs


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

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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Workers' Compensaton Insurance

Application for Conviction Review

Other Forms and Brochures

Complaints against sworn DA personnel
Complaints against non sworn DA personnel
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3)
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