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Entry level assistant district attorneys are initially assigned to the Pre-Trial Screening Unit, progress to the Phoenix Docket Unit, and then to the General Trial and Preliminary Hearing Units.  The District Attorney’s Office also maintains a 24 hour Warrant Approval Office for certain certified felonies.  After receiving sufficient training, General Trial Assistant District Attorneys are assigned to short term duty in the Warrant Office as part of their rotation in the office.

In addition, the District Attorney’s Office maintains several specialty prosecution units to which attorneys may be assigned at the District Attorney’s discretion.  Those units are:

  • Animal Cruelty Unit
  • Auto Theft Prevention Unit
  • Child Abuse Unit
  • Community Impact Unit
  • Crimes Persons Unit
  • Discovery Unit
  • Domestic Violence Unit
  • Elder Abuse Unit
  • Electronic Surveillance Unit
  • Grand Jury Unit
  • Homicide Unit
  • Insurance Fraud Unit
  • Investigations Unit
  • Juvenile Court Unit
  • Narcotics Unit
  • Pretrial Screening Unit
  • Sentencing Guidelines Unit
  • Violent Crimes and Firearms Unit
  • DUI Court
  • Drug Court
  • Mental Health Court Unit
  • Veterans Court Unit
  • Appeals Unit
  • Asset Forfeiture Unit
  • Critical Case Review Unit


For additional information on Allegheny County Benefits please visit The Allegheny County Employee Benefits webpage.