The District Attorney is the elected prosecutor for the people of Weld County. The DA represents the people of the State of Colorado in all state criminal actions brought within the Nineteenth Judicial District, which coincides with the boundaries of Weld County. The office prosecutes both felony and misdemeanor charges and is composed of several divisions to meet the needs of the public.
The mission of the Weld County District Attorney’s Office is to seek justice, promote public safety and fight for our community.
A Letter from Ken Buck
I'm Ken Buck, and I'm proud to have been elected as your Weld County District Attorney. The mission of the District Attorney's Office is two-fold. First, it is our job to prosecute dangerous criminals and argue for the most appropriate sentences, thereby assuring public safety. Second, I believe that all law enforcement agencies, including the District Attorney's Office, have a duty to engage in proactive measures to prevent crime in the community. I will do everything in my power to make Weld County a safer place for you and your family to live and work. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck
970-356-4010 ext. 4750
Term Ends 12/31/2016
Assistant District Attorney: Michael Rourke
The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has launched a new Restorative Justice program for juvenile offenders.
What is Restorative Justice? A tool used across the world to enhance accountability, promote healing and prevent recidivism in the criminal justice realm.
“Restorative Justice is a way to help offenders truly understand the effects of their actions and bring about more effective and efficient justice,” said District Attorney Ken Buck.
“Through the use of Restorative Justice circles, offenders accused of certain crimes will be able to meet with their victims or with a surrogate victim and a community panel. Together, the group will discuss the ramifications of the crime and come up with an appropriate consequence.”
Studies show restorative justice does work, and the Weld County District Attorney’s Office is excited to add Restorative Justice to its tools to help juveniles break the cycle of recidivism.
The program relies heavily on volunteers who are willing to devote at least three hours per month to Restorative Justice. Training is ongoing, and volunteers are still needed to help grow the initiative.
For a volunteer application, contact Weld County District Attorney’s Juvenile Diversion Director Kirsta Britton 970-356-4010 Ext. 4775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.