Hennepin County



A welcome message from the County Attorney


Information about the divisions


The Civil Divisions provide legal representation to Hennepin County government and the board.

Directors oversee each of the divisions.

Mission and overview

The mission, core values and vision of the office

Attorneys at work

Mission and overview

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is a fierce advocate for justice and equity, pursuing holistic community safety and providing quality legal services through evidence-informed practices and collaborative problem solving. 

We prosecute crimes with fairness and integrity. We advocate for victims of crime by seeking meaningful accountability and supporting healing. We use preventive and restorative approaches to address the complex root causes of crime and violence. We engage with partners to pursue system accountability. And we provide proactive and innovative legal services in the areas of mental health, child support, child protection, and civil legal representation for Hennepin County to advance the County’s efforts to reduce disparities and enhance the quality of life of our community. 

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Top priorities and special projects


Learn more about the current top priorities and key projects of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

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Adult diversion

Programs for first-time offenders

Professional opportunities

Jobs, law clerk program and internships

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Data dashboard

Analyze the last five years of criminal case data

Policies and Reports

Current practices, guidelines and reports to fulfill our office's mission and goals

Hennepin County Government Center

Learn About Our Policies and Reports


The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office continually evaluates policies and practices to guide decision-making and fulfil our mission and vision.



The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office is committed to transparency in criminal justice. Reports provide updates to the public on the priorities and innovations of the office.

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