Tori Verber Salazar

Tori Verber Salazar is the District Attorney for San Joaquin County, California, overseeing a staff of over 280 employees. After rising through the ranks prosecuting gang related homicides, Verber Salazar became the first woman District Attorney elected to the office in 2015, where she has since instituted sweeping reform and innovation. Through her leadership, Verber Salazar has implemented office-wide changes including expansion of Victim-Witness services, establishment of the Family Justice Center (expanding services into multiple cities within the county), and creation of the first Political Integrity Unit dedicated to prosecution of corruption cases – which has led to the successful prosecution of elected or appointed officials for misuse of the public trust.