District Attorney Andrea Harrington presents her “Blueprint for Safety and Justice.” The presentation outlines the District Attorney’s vision for Berkshire County’s justice system, shares significant reforms the office has implemented, and provides prosecutorial data points.
Following the presentation, the District Attorney welcomes open dialogue and encourages those attending to ask questions and share their thoughts and ideas.
Andrea Harrington is the first woman elected Berkshire District Attorney. She took office in 2019 and delivers a reform agenda of vigorously prosecuting dangerous offenders while improving public safety through prevention and community engagement.
Andrea has practiced in the area of criminal law for over fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Washington and earned a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in 2003. Those studies inspired Andrea’s work representing convicted death row inmates in their post-conviction appeals in south Florida. Andrea returned to raise her family in Berkshire County, where she grew up and represented defendants in appellate and trial matters, family law, and plaintiff-side employment litigation.
She is a graduate of Emerge Massachusetts and a co-founder of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus - Berkshire Committee, has served as a Delegate to the Massachusetts Democratic Party and on the Richmond School Committee. Andrea and her family reside in Richmond, MA.