In 1966, Investigators from various California Public Defender offices created the Defense Investigators Association(DIA). Today, the DIA serves Public Defender Investigators as active members and other criminal defense professionals as associate members. The association continues to provide professional training through annual seminars and a fully accredited training academy (DITA). In addition, the association provides networking opportunities for its members
The interests of Criminal Defense Investigation.
Training and Certification Opportunities
A network between Criminal Defense Investigators for the exchange of information and ideas.
Los Angeles County Public DefenderOffice: (714) 852-2645
Tulare County Public DefenderOffice: (559) 636-4500
San Diego County Alternate Public Defender Office: (858) 974-5819
Contact via officers above only.
Tulare County Public DefenderOffice: () 268-7450
Tulare County Public DefenderOffice: (559) 6364500
Santa Clara County Public DefenderOffice: (408) 299-7787
Immediate Past PresidentLos Angeles County Public DefenderOffice: (562) 345-3928
San Diego County Primary Public DefenderOffice: (619) 441-4778
Past PresidentSan Diego County Alternate Public DefenderOffice: (619) 446-2962
Orange County Public DefenderOffice: (657) 251-6979
Past PresidentLos Angeles County Public DefenderOffice: (310) 603-7288
Los Angeles County Public Defender
Last updated by membership vote in 2017, the DIA Board follows these bylaws to ensure a focus on members, fiduciary responsibilities, and overall promotion of our profession as Defense Investigators.