Experienced prosecutors and a former public defender join DA Jenkin’s management team to enact smart criminal justice reforms and enhance public safety
San Francisco, CA — Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced additional members to her leadership team. These team members will help the District Attorney’s Office enact smart criminal justice reforms that will enhance public safety and promote equal justice for all. District Attorney Jenkins issued the following statement:
“San Francisco can have both important criminal justice reforms and public safety. I understand the need for reforms personally. As a Black and Latina woman, I have had family on both sides of the courtroom, and know crime and violence disproportionately impact communities and people of color. I want to ensure that my office and leadership team are reflective and representative of San Francisco’s diverse communities and views. I know these leaders are committed to advancing smart policies that will improve the criminal justice system while ensuring safety throughout our city.”
NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM ROLES & EXPERIENCE:
Julius DeGuia – Chief Assistant District Attorney of the Criminal Division Vertical Unit
DeGuia will manage attorneys overseeing homicide, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assaults, and similar cases following the initial referral through the final dispositions.
DeGuia is a career prosecutor with 25 years of experience in the San Diego and San Francisco District Attorney’s Offices. He specialized in prosecuting child physical and sexual abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence in San Diego; and child abuse and sexual assault prosecutions in San Francisco. He was appointed by then-District Attorney Kamala Harris to run the newly formed Child Assault Unit in San Francisco in 2006. Most recently, he supervised the Juvenile, Special Prosecutions, Child Abuse and Sexual Assault (CASA), and General Felonies Units in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. DeGuia earned his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Darby Williams – Managing Attorney of the Independent Investigations Bureau
Williams will oversee the office’s Independent Investigations Bureau.
Williams has decades of trial work experience throughout California and began her career as a Los Angeles County public defender. She eventually served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Independent Investigations Bureau in San Francisco and later as Deputy Attorney General III with the California Department of Justice. Williams holds a long standing commitment to community-based lawyering and advocacy as both a defense attorney and prosecutor in communities of color. She earned her J.D. from Western State University College of Law.
Gregory Flores – Managing Attorney of the Post-Conviction Unit
Flores will be the Supervising Attorney of the Post-Conviction Unit that oversees victim restitution, resentencing, and the expungement of records.
Flores is one of the longest serving prosecutors in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. He has prosecuted nearly 70 trials and hundreds of preliminary hearings. Flores has extensive experience with all major departments including restorative justice and collaborative courts. Recruited by then-District Attorney Terrance Hallinan in 2000, Flores is the first openly gay Latino to join the office. Flores is a San Francisco native and earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco