The Criminal Division of the Albany County & Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (ACPO) prosecutes felony and misdemeanor crimes against the person, property, morals, decency and family, public administration, public peace, public policy, weapons, vulnerable adults traffic offenses and miscellaneous offenses. Felony criminal cases and juvenile matters are handled in District Court. Misdemeanor cases are handled in Circuit Court. The county & deputy prosecuting attorneys handle felony cases from filing of the information through conviction and sentencing. Victim Witness Advocates with the Victim Witness Division of the ACPO works with the Deputy County & Prosecuting Attorneys on all crimes involving crimes against person, property and abuse. Victim Witness Advocates keep victims and witnesses advised of the status of the case and of the court processes. Victim Witness Advocates refer victims to the Albany County SAFE Project for financial assistance and filing of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault protection orders, and as needed filing of applications for financial assistance through the State Victim Compensation fund.