Under Michael Dougherty’s leadership, the Boulder County District Attorney’s office has become a statewide leader in public safety and criminal justice reform. As District Attorney, Michael is committed to carrying out a progressive vision of the Boulder County prosecutor’s office.  This vision centers on the following major principles:

  • The core mission of seeking justice in every case, without fear or favor.  Every case will be prosecuted rigorously, regardless of the wealth or public position of the accused, the victim, or any other interested party.
  • The highest standards of prosecutorial excellence and ethics in the handling of all cases.
  • A focus on crime prevention through education, treatment, problem-solving and diversion programs.
  • Securing justice for the most vulnerable in our society – such as members of immigrant communities, and victims of domestic violence, sex crimes, elder abuse, and bias and hate crimes.
  • Finding alternatives to jail for non-violent offenders who are juveniles, veterans, and those suffering from mental illness and/or drug addiction.
  • Community engagement and collaboration with the aim of fostering confidence and improvement in our criminal justice system.

I will use my years of experience as a courtroom prosecutor, the manager of prosecutors’ offices, and a leader in criminal justice reform to bring these principles to life in the 20th Judicial District.

News From the Campaign:

A New Focus On Cold Cases

This article originally appeared in the Daily Camera Every cold case homicide and missing person case represents a tragic and unexplained loss. These victims deserve justice. Their families deserve answers and closure. That’s why tackling Boulder County’s cold cases is a priority for me as your district attorney. I am excited to announce the formation … Continued

Vote for the Better Prosecutor

This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Boulder Daily Camera on April 2nd. June’s primary to determine the next DA for the 20th Judicial District will be between interim DA Michael Dougherty and state Rep. Mike Foote, who also serves as a deputy DA in Boulder. There is a push from local political … Continued