On Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) hosted the annual Candlelight Vigil and… More
Berkshire District Attorney’s Office
Timothy J. Shugrue
The District Attorney is a chief county prosecutor whose duty is to seek justice while representing the common good.
District Attorney Tim Shugrue’s mission is to provide a safer community through proactive community involvement and education while also prosecuting habitual and violent criminal offenders.
DA Shugrue is passionate about investing in our community. Under his leadership, DA Shugrue is bringing back school-based education programs run by the DA’s Office. Additionally, he is devoted to providing education and services for veterans, senior citizens and populations in need of additional support.
DA Shugrue is a proponent of reducing the stigma around addiction. The Berkshire DA’s Office is invested in the thoughtful development of specialty courts and juvenile diversion programs.
Violence in Berkshire County has a detrimental effect on us all. DA Shugrue holds accountable those who bring illegal guns, large quantities of drugs and habitual violence into our community.
District Attorney Shugrue was honored to attend and speak at the first menorah lighting in Lilac Park, Lenox. Chabad of the Berkshires organized this beautiful event.
District Attorney Shugrue shared his wish that these 8 days of lights shadow those who espouse hate in an attempt to intimidate our neighbors. Additionally he renewed his vow to advocate for and protect our most vulnerable populations.
District Attorney Shugrue will not tolerate hate in our community.
District Attorney Shugrue wishes our Berkshire County neighbors a happy Hanukkah. The District Attorney is excited to attend the menorah lighting in Lenox to celebrate this holiday of light and joy with the Jewish community.
District Attorney Shugrue's Office was honored to host the annual MADD vigil. This somber event allows us the opportunity to pay tribute to those taken from us too soon due to the reckless choices made by drunk drivers. District Attorney Shugrue thanks the families and friends of the victims for attending the event and the Youth Advisory Board and Massachusetts State Police for participating in the vigil.
District Attorney Shugrue and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition spoke with the Berkshire police chiefs about the importance of the Safer Communities Act. This act prohibits questioning by court and police officials about immigration status and enables immigrant workers, domestic violence survivors, tenants, and others to report exploitation, abuse and other crimes to public safety authorities without fear of immigration consequences. DA Shugrue is a supporter of this act. He believes it will help make the Berkshires a safer place for all who call it home.
The Berkshire District Attorney's Office led an informational session at 18 Degrees for Spanish speakers. The Elizabeth Freemen Center, Kids' Place. the Pittsfield Police Department and Family Resource Center presented information about how to report crimes, harassment prevention orders, the court system and other safety topics.
Carmen Guevara was named as one of the Top 25 influencers in Berkshire County. Influencers are identified as being the most dedicated, most creative, and most influential members of our community. Carmen is a leader in Latinas413 and works in the District Attorney's Office as both a victim witness advocate and forensic interviewer.
On Friday, September 29th, District Attorney Shugrue held a press conference to announce the results of the investigation into the September 9th, State Police Officer involved shooting which resulted in the death of Phillip HenaultLearn More
On Thursday, August 31st, 2023, D.A. Shugrue attended the re-election campaign event for Smitty Pignatelli. The D.A. was honored to introduce Massachusetts Attorney General, Andrea Campbell at the event.Learn More
On August 10th, 2023 District Attorney Timothy J. Shugrue held a press conference announcing the spending plan for the Safer Communities Grant award. The Berkshire District Attorney office received $99,933.99 in grant award funds which will be split between Community Engagement efforts and Law enforcement suppression.
Recipients of the grant award funds include Reid Middle School, Roots Rising, and the North Berkshire School Housing Project. The Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force will also receive funds to increase patrols and purchase needed equipment.
On August 5th, 2023, members of the Berkshire District Attorney's office attended the annual Jimmy's Ride event at the GEAA in Pittsfield. Our very own, Lisa Forlino participated in the motorcycle ride.
This annual event is held every year in memory of Jimmy Bernardo who died following an abduction in 1990
The District Attorney's office with like to send a special Happy Anniversary to Paula Kostuyn, our Director of Administration, Support and Data for the Jury of Six.
Paula has been with the Berkshire District Attorney's office for 34 years.
On August 1st, 2023, D.A. Shugrue with First Assistant Marianne Shelvey and Second Assistant, Kelly Kemp, returned the portrait of former D.A. Gerald Downing to the North Adams District Courthouse to be displayedLearn More
On Monday, July 31st, 2023, our First Assistant DA, Marianne Shelvey was interviewed by Bill Sturgeon on PCTV / WTBR-FM.
Click to watch the entire interview
District Attorney Shugrue and team members attend Adams Community day on July 30th, 2023 as part of their commitment to continuous community engagement
On July 14th, 2023, Berkshire District Shugrue attended the annual Chili and Chowder fest to support his on going commitment to community engagement and support of public events.Learn More
On July 12th, 2023, Berkshire District Attorney Shugrue attended the AG open house and visited with Attorney General, Andrea Joy Campbell
On June 19th, 2023 members of the Berkshire County District Attorney's office participated in the Pittsfield Juneteenth Celebration at Durant Park in Pittsfield
On 6/15/2023 the Berkshire District Attorney's office held a press conference following the discovery of Jeffrey Cote in Savoy, MA.
View the full conference from WNYT Channel 13 news by clicking the link below
District Attorney Shugrue met with Representative Richard Neal while in D.C. for the National Children's Alliance Conference. He spoke with Neal about the needs in Berkshire County and how to identify funding for proactive and supportive programs for county residents.
On the morning of June 1st District Attorney Shugrue and office staff celebrated the start of Pride Month by hanging the Pride Flag in the District Attorney's Office lobby!
On May 27th, 2023, the staff of the Berkshire County District Attorney's office joined the Westside Community Block Party at Riverview Park for a day of fun, activities and a wiffle ball gameLearn More
Berkshire Assistant District Attorney, Aleah Fisher Receives Spotlight Award at 2023 MDAA Conference
District Attorney Shugrue is proud to announce that Assistant District Attorney Aleah Fisher received the Spotlight Award at the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association annual state-wide conference. The Spotlight Award is given to prosecutors who demonstrate outstanding service, spirit, and professionalism.
District Attorney Shugrue is proud to announce that Jane Kibby-Peirce, Director of Victim Witness Advocates for the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office, has been named the 2023 Gerard D. Downing Advocate of the Year by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA).
Prosecutors from the Berkshire D.A. office attend the Annual Massachusetts District Attorney Association Conference
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office enjoy the annual Massachusetts District Attorney Association conference. They were especially proud to cheer on Jane Kibby-Peirce, awarded Victim Witness Advocate of 2023.
District Attorney Shugrue and Representative Richie Neal talked at an event following Springfield's St. Patrick's Day Parade. DA Shugrue is looking forward to a strong partnership with Representative Neal.
District Attorney Shugrue along with 1st Assistant Marianne Shelvey, Assistant District Attorney Rachael Eramo, Victim Witness Advocate Carly Garofano and Community Engagement Director Julia Sabourin had a blast at the Berkshire United Way's 10x the Fun event in February. Joining in community events is one of our staffs' favorite things to do!
The District Attorney and 1st Assistant Marianne Shelvey attended an annual NAMI event in support of all the organization does for Berkshire County.
"NAMI Berkshire County is an organization of families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Together, we advocate for better lives for those individuals who have a mental illness."
District Attorney Timothy Shugrue interviewed by Ed Burniske on 1/26/2023 for PCTV: "Know Your Berkshires".
During the interview, D.A. Shugrue outlined his vision for the District Attorney's office and his commitment to community safety
Berkshire District Attorney Shugrue attends Inauguration Ceremony for Attorney General Andrea Joy Campbell
District Attorney Timothy Shugrue attends the Inauguration Ceremony for Attorney General, Andrea Joy Campbell on January 18th, 2023 at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center
DA Shugrue's Team enjoys an afternoon of wiffleball, crafts, music and ice cream at the Westside Legends annual event.
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