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|Meet The District Attorney|
Donald A. du Bain
Solano County District Attorney
Donald A. du Bain took the oath of office as Solano County's 27th District Attorney on January 3, 2011.
Since assuming office, District Attorney du Bain has focused on creating a solid bench of well-rounded and experienced deputies who succeed on merit, assigning the most serious cases to the most dedicated and proficient prosecutors. He has sought to improve communication between his office and victims, the police and the community at large. He has also heightened his office's focus on crime prevention.
His recent initiatives to prevent and reduce crime include:
Working in collaboration with the Superior Courts and Superintendent of Schools, District Attorney du Bain developed a new Truancy Court to ensure that every child receives the education to which he or she is legally entitled instead of dropping out and threatening the safety of the community. Past experience and research prove that more high school graduates mean less criminals on our streets involved in gangs, drugs, violence and vandalism.
Family Justice Center
To serve the needs of victims of family violence, including child abuse, elder abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence, on April 1, 2013, the new Family Justice Center was opened to provide services to these survivors in one convenient location. Victims of family violence can now access many of the services they need in one central location, including counseling, police assistance, housing and financial aid, and legal advice.
Real Estate Fraud Prosecution
To assist the senior community and other vulnerable targets of real estate fraud, District Attorney du Bain secured funding to expand the office's Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit to combat "white collar" criminals who promise homeowners a refinanced mortgage but instead steal their life savings and leave their victims at risk of losing their homes.
Don du Bain began his career at the Solano County District Attorney’s Office in 1993. As a Deputy District Attorney for 17 years, he prosecuted a broad range of criminal cases, including violent crime, sexual assault, drug offenses and property crimes. Prior to his career as a prosecutor, he worked as a logger on the Olympic Coast of Washington, as a legislative aide to former Congressman Pete McCloskey, and as a financial manager in several high technology firms in the Bay Area.
A 1977 graduate of Stanford University with a degree in History, du Bain holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yale University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.