Prosecuting Attorney


The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Maui serves the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. It is responsible for the prosecution of those who violate the criminal and traffic laws or rules and regulations of the State of Hawaii and the County of Maui. The department has various divisions including:

The department is administered by the Prosecuting Attorney, who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the County Council. The central office is located in the Old Courthouse in Wailuku. The department employs deputy prosecuting attorneys, legal support staff, investigators and victim/witness counselors to perform its duties and functions. All services are offered at no cost.

"To Seek Justice."

2014 Justice Assistance Grant Applications

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce available grant funds to state and local units of government through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG). JAG allows state and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime and to improve the justice system. The funding distribution is based on population and crime statistics as well as law enforcement expenditure data. The County of Maui, Department of the Prosecuting Attorney (DPA) has prepared an application for said grant funds and welcomes any comments from the public in this regard. For more information, visit: Requests for a copy of DPA’s grant application should be directed to Kay Tesoro.

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