The Mills B. Lane Justice Center at 1 S. Sierra
The Mills B. Lane Justice Center at 1 S. Sierra

Washoe County District Attorney's Office

Investigations Division


Mark Covington, Chief Investigator Mark Covington Chief Investigator


The Investigations Division is supervised by Chief Investigator Mark Covington. An in-house force of peace officers and support staff provide investigative work on court cases and perform law enforcement functions related to the powers of the District Attorney.

Victim Witness Assistance Center

The Victim Witness Assistance Center (VWAC) is supervised by Michelle Youngs. This part of the District Attorney's Office provides logistical and moral support to crime victims. Additionally, the Center makes referrals to community resources and assists victims in obtaining counseling and other assistance in times of need.

VWAC with Christopher Hicks
Christopher Hicks with Victim Witness Assistant Center employees from the Washoe County District Attorneys Office.
The VWAC department received the Special Recognition Award from the Human Services Network on January 15, 2015.