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Prosecution Division

The prosecution division of the City of Kent Law Department:

  • Prosecutes all criminal violations of city ordinances constituting misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors;
  • Defends the city on appeals of criminal misdemeanor matters;
  • Prosecutes drug forfeiture cases;
  • Advises police officers on probable cause and other issues; and
  • Provides training and advice to Kent Police Officers.

Family Violence Unit

The prosecution division is also home to the City's Domestic Violence Advocates who:

  • Provide assistance to family violence victims;
  • Assist prosecutors and police officers by reviewing police reports, interviewing witnesses, and appearing at court hearings to support victims of family violence;
  • Provide individual victim education, prevention, safety planning and referral;
  • Provide training to Kent Police Department personnel and other agencies; and
  • Participate in community outreach, prevention, and training.