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Press Releases

11/14/2017 Press release regarding People v. James Gelb



10/26/2017 Press Release re Raybern Foods, L.L.C. Consumer-Protection Lawsuit



10/23/2017 Press Release re Goleta Ice Rink Environmental Violation Settlement



10/13/2017 Press Release re Brett Edward Lovett and Robert C. Burlison


10/13/2017 Felony Complaint Brett Edward Lovett and Robert C. Burlison




Videos/In the News

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


Kezi News Oregon: University of Oregon holds "Leave No Victim Behind" conference



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

Keyt: Senior Scam presentations aim to increase awareness of fraud


KEYT: Refugio oil spill appeal denied setting stage for November trial



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

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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Application for Conviction Review

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Complaints against sworn DA personnel
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