About Darcel Clark
Darcel Clark became the 13th District Attorney for Bronx County on January 1, 2016. She is the first woman in that position and the first African-American woman to be a District Attorney in New York State. Prior to her election, District Attorney Clark served as an Associate Justice for the NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division, First Department; a NYS Supreme Court Justice in Bronx County; and a Criminal Court Judge in Bronx and New York Counties. She spent more than 16 years on the bench. District Attorney Clark is a lifelong Bronxite, raised in NYCHA’s Soundview Houses. She prosecuted many cases, including drug felonies, violent crimes and homicides. District Attorney Clark served as a Supervising ADA in the Narcotics Bureau and the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Court Bureau. In 1999, she left the Office for her first judicial post. Throughout her career in public service, District Attorney Clark has endeavored to earn the trust of the people of the Bronx. In her new role, she hopes to make the Bronx District Attorney’s Office a beacon of swift, certain justice for all.