The primary responsibility of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office is the prosecution of federal crimes in the district.
Crimes are prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys assigned to the Criminal Division and cover a wide range of criminal activities, including drug trafficking, firearms violations, corporate and financial institution fraud, bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, computer fraud, agricultural program fraud, public corruption, terrorism, child pornography, environmental crimes, civil rights violations, federal wildlife violations, and any of the more than 900 federal offenses that have been deemed by Congress to be criminal offenses against the United States.
Criminal Division attorneys are active in the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and Project Safe Childhood (PSC) initiatives. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide program designed to reduce firearm crimes and promote firearm safety. Project Safe Childhood is a Department of Justice initiative that aims to combat technology-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes against children.
Alessandra P. Serano is the chief of the Criminal Division.