Programs and Outreach

Community Outreach / Volunteer Opportunities

Asset Forfeiture Special Fund Application 

Request for Funding

A panel consisting of the Humboldt County District Attorney, a local police Chief, the Humboldt County Sheriff, and the Chief Probation Officer will be reviewing applications and awarding funding to those who meet the requirements as outlined in California’s Health and Safety Code HS11489(i), The money being awarded comes from asset forfeiture funds that have been seized from illegal narcotics trafficking.

Section 11489 of California’s Health and Safety Code:

Fifteen percent of the funds distributed pursuant to this subparagraph shall be deposited in a special fund maintained by the county, city, or city and county of any agency making the seizure or seeking an order for forfeiture. This fund shall be used for the sole purpose of funding programs designed to combat drug abuse and divert gang activity, and shall wherever possible involve educators, parents, community-based organizations and local businesses, and uniformed law enforcement officers. Those programs that have been evaluated as successful shall be given priority. These funds shall not be used to supplant any state or local funds that would, in the absence of this clause, otherwise be made available to the programs. It is the intent of the Legislature to cause the development and continuation of positive intervention programs for high-risk elementary and secondary school age students. Local law enforcement should work in partnership with state and local agencies and the private sector in administering these programs.



  1. Programs designed to combat drug abuse/gang activity;
  2. Programs involving educators, parents, community-based organizations, local businesses, and uniformed law enforcement officers;
  3. Programs with an established history of success combatting drug abuse &/or gang activity via collaborative efforts of educators, parents, community-based organizations, local businesses and/or uniformed law enforcement officers.  


  1. The application portal will be available July 1 through December 31, 2023.
  2. Funds will be awarded at the discretion of the committee during the application period of July 1 through December 31, 2023.
  3. The application portal will be closed January 1 through June 30, 2024. 
  4. The application portal will re-open July 1, 2024. 
  5. Funding recipients will be notified if/when their application is chosen.
  6. Recipients will be expected to provide periodical updates of how the funds are being used. 

Applications and supporting documents can be submitted via this online form: Asset Forfeiture Special Fund Application - Request for Funding

Alternatively, a PDF version of the application can also be found here.  Please fill out the PDF and email it to

All applications must be submitted by 5pm on December 31, 2023, for consideration. Applications submitted after this time will not be reviewed. If you have any questions, please call the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office at (707)445-7411 and ask for the Asset Forfeiture Unit. 

Presentations to Community Groups

District Attorney Stacey Eads, Deputy District Attorneys, and Investigators are available to speak to community groups on criminal justice topics.  Stacey Eads is eager to provide general information about the Office, recent changes in the law, etc.  Presentations may also focus on topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, juvenile crime, domestic violence, workers’ compensation insurance fraud, identity theft and the criminal justice system in general. To request a speaker, please send an email request HERE. 

Former DA Maggie Fleming and Sr. Investigator Steve Dunn at St. Bernard's Career Day.

Former DA Maggie Fleming and Sr Investigator Steve Dunn at St Bernards Career Day

Job Shadow

The Humboldt County District Attorney encourages students interested in law or the criminal justice process to consider shadowing members of the Office for a day. Students will attend court with the prosecutor and meet with an investigator and victim witness advocate. If interested, please email your request HERE.

Pre-Law and Law Clerk Programs

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office offers year-round internships for college students and summer programs for those enrolled in law school as well as Fall Post-Bar Clerkships. Under attorney supervision, college interns assist with projects as well as attending court with prosecutors.  Law students assist with research and writing assignments and attend court.  2L students will have the opportunity to participate in court proceedings with the supervision of a prosecutor.  If interested, please submit a résumé and cover letter via email HERE.

Volunteer-Internship Opportunities in the Victim Witness Services Program

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office accepts year-round applications for volunteer-interns seeking experience in Victim Witness Services. Volunteer-interns gain hands-on experience by observing and participating in victim advocacy, criminal justice procedures and restitution assistance. If interested, please submit a résumé and cover letter via email HERE.