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Press Releases

10/1/2015 People v. Paula Lopez Ochoa

9/9/2015 People v. Juan Carlos Herrera-Romero and Gabino Andres Romero


9/8/2015 Public Report on Officer Involved Shooting of Elliot Rodger by Sheriff Deputies on May 23, 2014.PDF




9/2/2015 People v. Faith Merritt; Case No. 1476988


8/31/2015 People v. Brianna Shawntay Jackson Robinson; Case No. 1480336 (Photo)



8/27/2015 People v. Faith Merritt; Case #1476988 (Photos)


8/26/2015 People v. Michelle Christine Gibbs


8/21/2015 In Re John Doe I and John Doe II

8/11/2015 FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. to pay $1.75 Million Settlement for Environmental Violations






Videos/In the News

Noozhawk: DA Using Case of Severely Burned Teen as Cautionary Tale


Preventing school violence

2015 State St Mile by FitzFilms Co

Thank you IV law enforcement

Noozhawk: Youth & Family Services YMCA Fundraiser Aims to Keep Young People ‘Reaching for Stars’



Lompoc Record: Grand jury: CLASS program keeps county truancy down


Noozhawk: Santa Barbara DA’s Truancy Program Helps Keep Children in School, Grand Jury Report Finds



SB Newspress: SB County fighting "underground economy"


Innovative policing approach to mental health, drug problems


Lfie Facing Bars: A Documentary on Gang Prevention: Spanish Version


Santa Barbara Restorative Court



Quick Links

Needs Assessment of Domestic Child Sex Trafficking in Santa Barbara County June 2015
Appendix A: Sex Trafficking in California
Human Trafficking
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