District Attorney Jeff Reisig has served as Yolo County’s chief law enforcement official since 2007. As the elected department head, Reisig oversees a total staff of 90, including over 30 deputy district attorneys, 12 sworn peace officers, 5 victim advocates and a diverse array of professional support staff.
Prior to becoming District Attorney, Reisig specialized in handling the most violent criminal cases, including: murder, mayhem, aggravated assault, robbery, and gang crimes. His colleagues voted him Yolo County Prosecutor of the Year for three consecutive years from 2003 - 2005.
Throughout his tenure as the District Attorney, Reisig has focused on making victims’ rights a top priority. A guiding value for the District Attorney’s Office under Reisig has been ensuring that victims are treated fairly by the entire criminal justice system and that their rights are given just as much consideration as the accused. Crime victims’ organizations around California have consistently recognized the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office as a leader in victims’ rights.
Innovation has been another distinguishing hallmark of Reisig’s leadership as District Attorney. The Yolo County District Attorney's Office was the first prosecutor’s office in California to launch and utilize a paperless criminal case management system in court. Increased efficiency, faster responses to victims, taxpayer savings and an overall improved administration of justice were the result of the groundbreaking project. In addition, the District Attorney’s Office is now the county-wide hub for all high-tech investigations. The High-Tech Division also coordinates “Operation Vigilance,” which is an ongoing effort to utilize cutting edge technology to monitor convicted sex offenders across Yolo County.
Finally, District Attorney Reisig has been committed to effective community outreach and engagement through progressive programs such as Citizens Academy, Multi-Cultural Community Council and Neighborhood Court.
Reisig earned his undergraduate degree in Managerial Economics at the University of California at Davis and his law degree at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with Great Distinction and Order of the Coif.
Seek Justice. Do Justice.
We pursue truth and justice for victims and our communities with commitment, courage and integrity.
Goals, Beliefs and Values
Truth - We always seek the truth.
Integrity - We uphold public trust with unwavering integrity.
Accountability - We believe in personal responsibility and accountability.
Justice - We are committed to fair and equitable justice for all.
Collaboration - We work cohesively with our law enforcement partners, our communities and each other to achieve justice.
Innovation - We have the courage to pursue innovation in everything we do.
Communication - We value open communication and an informed citizenry.
Respect - We acknowledge and respect the diverse views and contributions of all in the criminal justice system and in our communities.
The District Attorney is committed to Leadership Development for his staff and Yolo County as a whole. In furtherance of this goal, we will post relevant leadership articles and links on this site to share internally and beyond.
Five Irrefutable Paradoxes Of Leadership
The paradox of leadership is that sometimes actual leaders have to embrace qualities that don’t come naturally to them. In this article, we will explore the five paradoxes of leadership and look at how they can make you a more effective leader.
By Andreas Jones
Want to Succeed? First, Become Self-Aware
By Daniel Goleman
Practices for Effective Local Government Leadership
How Great Leaders Ask Great Questions
By Ron Ashkenas
How well do you ask questions? Great leaders know how to ask great questions of themselves and others. This is a skill that can be learned. The attached article link provides a good discussion of the issue and the video is just fun.
7 Habits Of Natural Leaders
By Carolyn Gregoire
Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
By Simon Sinek
An intriguing analysis of how great leaders build a culture of trust in successful organizations.
Why Most Leaders Need to Shut Up and Listen
By Mike Myatt
Social Intelligence and Leadership
This video can be viewed in High Definition on the Harvard Business Review.
Daniel Goleman, psychologist, encourages you to see how you can use emotional and social intelligence to improve your own and your organization's performance.
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
By David Cory, M.A.
EITC Article Science of People Skills | EITC Article Leaders with EI | EITC Leading with EI (2010)
What Makes a Leader?
By Daniel Goleman
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