Our Mission

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The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Office of the State Attorney is committed to ensuring that our community is protected by pursuing vigorous and fair prosecution of criminal offenders, by seeking justice, safeguarding the innocent and advocating for the rights of all victims. We will seek truth and justice in a professional manner, while maintaining the highest ethical standards.

We will pursue this mission at the State Attorney’s Office by a resolution to:

a work environment that emphasizes high ethical standards, professionalism and competent legal representation.
Establish an atmosphere of compassion, trust and mutual respect.
Maintain public confidence by creating a day to day operation that is efficient and effective.
Provide training for employees and education for the public to be knowledgeable about the administration of justice.
Create and maintain open communication to promote the best interests of the community.
Encourage an environment that is positive and courteous among employees and members of the public.
Collaborate with law enforcement, our criminal justice partners and our communities to address the needs of and promote the highest quality of life for the citizens of the Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties.
Ensure the rights of victims are upheld with dedication to treating victims and their families with dignity, respect and compassion.