The Ramsey County Attorney's Office protects public safety through aggressive prosecution - but that isn't all we do.
Public safety is caring for children by collecting child support, making sure kids get to school to receive an education, and helping youth who are vulnerable. Public safety is advocating for those - young and old - who have been abused. Public safety happens when we collectively care for all of the people in our community and when we work together for prevention. We strive for better victim safety and greater offender accountability in all we do.
I pledge to you that we will continue to work hard every day to fulfill our mission of serving the residents of Ramsey County by pursuing justice and public safety, protecting the vulnerable, delivering quality legal services and providing leadership to achieve positive outcomes for our community.
On behalf of everyone in the Ramsey County Attorney's Office, thank you for the opportunity to serve you and make our community safer and stronger.
John J. Choi
Ramsey County Attorney
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RCAO Charges Archdiocese with Failure to Protect Children
Related Documents for June 5, 2015 Press Event:
-- Criminal Complaint: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis 6.5.15.pdf
-- Civil Petition: Archdiocese Petition 6.5.15.pdf
-- RCAO Media Briefing Video: RCAO Announces Charges Against Archdiocese
-- RCAO Press Release: Archdiocese criminally charged with multiple counts of failing to protect children.
East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition:
County Attorneys and Sheriffs from Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties have joined efforts to unify educational resources, prevention strategies, and law enforcement response to the problems that plague our communities and to enter in to a dialogue and partnership with the greater community.
Call to Action:
Engaging Men to Prevent Violence Against Women Forum to be held
May 12, 2015.
You are invited to attend a forum to address prevention of violence against women at the Rosemount Community Center. Invited guests include: school staff, law enforcement, youth leaders, faith community, criminal justice, and social workers.
This forum, featuring a keynote by Ted Bunch from A Call To Men, addresses the need to talk about male socialization and the culture that objectifies women and perpetuates the cycle of men feeling entitled to use women to meet their own needs. They will assert that, as men, we need to own our role in the solution if we’re truly going to be able to prevent violence against women and children.
More information is available here.
Ramsey County Veteran Court Track
On January 5, 2015, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, working in partnership with the cities of Maplewood and White Bear Lake as well as Tubman Family Alliance, will embark on a two-year pilot project to improve domestic violence prosecution outcomes for misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. We will strive to improve our system response to domestic violence incidents by ensuring victim safety and offender accountability that is sure and swift.