Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center receives national recognition

The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) recently reaccredited the Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), recognizing the work and commitment of the CAC to the children and families in Chester County. Accreditation means the CAC has met national standards for dealing with child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan said, “The Children’s...

DA announces Conviction Integrity Review Protocol

WEST CHESTER — The county’s convicted felons will have a new avenue to prove their conviction was in error, after District Attorney Deb Ryan announced Thursday a new last-resort process for those who argue they were unfairly convicted. Citing the office’s mission statement – “to do the right thing with integrity and fairness”  Ryan announced that the Chester County District Attorney’s...

Ryan announces new leadership team for DA’s office

Michael R. Barry WEST CHESTER — District Attorney Deb Ryan recently announced her appointment of Michael R. Barry as First Assistant District Attorney, Andrea Cardamone as Chief of Staff, and David M. Sassa as Chief of the Chester County Detectives. “This is an outstanding team of highly experienced, ethical, and hardworking people who have dedicated their careers to public service,” Ryan...

Emergency Response Team honored by DA

The Chester County Regional Emergency Response Team (the “CCRERT”), one of Chester County’s SWAT teams, received a District Attorney’s Commendation for bravery and outstanding teamwork. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan presented the award to the team on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Fittingly, the SWAT team was presented the award in the middle of a long training day, as they...

DA to hold parent discussion on school shootings at WC East, Sept. 25

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (the “DAO”) is presenting a program on school shootings to parents and teachers throughout Chester County. The Chester County school districts are coordinating with the DAO on this program. The next school shootings presentation is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at West Chester East High School. The school shootings...

Op/Ed: Chester County prepared for active shooter incidents

By Thomas Hogan, Chester County District Attorney Shane Clark, President, Chester County Police Chiefs Association Bobby Kagel, Director, Chester County Department of Emergency Services In the wake of the Florida school shooting, many people have asked whether Chester County law enforcement is prepared for such an incident. On behalf of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Police Chiefs...

Crime Victims’ Center, DA’s office receive major grant to battle child abuse

The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (“CVC”) and the Chester County District Attorney’s Office have partnered to earn a major grant to combat child sexual abuse through education programs. The Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative (the “SHC Initiative”) is a three-year program expected to reduce rates of child sexual abuse.    Send article as PDF   ...

Hogan names new Asst. DA

Chester County District Attorney announced the hiring of Chad Maloney as an Assistant District Attorney. From left, Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge Thomas G. Gavin, United States Marine Corps veteran; Assistant District Attorney Chad Maloney, United States Marine Corps veteran; and Chester County District Attorney’s Office Chief of Staff Charles Gaza, United States Air Force and United...