Meet the County & Prosecuting Attorney
Kurt Britzius was appointed as the Albany County and Prosecuting Attorney and sworn into office on May 24, 2021. He is currently running for re-election in 2022.
The staff of the Albany County and Prosecuting Attorney's Office currently consists of:
- 6 attorneys
- 3 legal assistants
- 4 victim witness advocates
- 2 discovery assistants
- Interns/externs from the University of Wyoming College of Law
Kurt BritziusCounty and Prosecuting Attorney
The mission of the Albany County and Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is to provide quality legal representation to the County and its officials and to seek justice in prosecuting criminal offenses in order to protect the citizens of Albany County and preserve the rights of victims.
- Victim-Centered Approach
- Prosecuting Sexual Assault
- Youth Justice
- Addressing Mental Illness
- Drug Court
- Civil Representation
The ACAO is committed to seeking justice on behalf of the citizens of Albany County. The ACAO utilizes a victim-centered, team approach to prosecution. We are dedicated to providing victims a voice in the criminal justice process through numerous efforts and initiatives implemented through the Victim Witness Program and local victim advocacy organizations.
To help facilitate successful prosecution, the ACAO encourages open collaboration and communication between law enforcement and all other supporting agencies.
The ACAO has a unit that focuses on the prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking cases. The unit works closely with law enforcement, victim's advocates, and other partner agencies to ensure that agencies use a trauma informed approach through out the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases.
Our team is passionate about providing positive outcomes to youthful offenders in our community. Through collaboration with multiple community organizations, such as the Albany County School District, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Department of Family Services, and local law enforcement agencies, our office seeks to provide and develop alternatives to the criminal justice system for the young people in our community. This collaboration also serves our efforts to promote child protection and ensure that all children in Albany County can develop, grow, and thrive in a safe and healthy environment.
Too often mental health patients are being processed through the criminal process for acts which are related to their mental illness. The ACAO strives to keep mentally ill individuals out of the court system and assist individuals in getting the needed treatment and assistance while at the same time ensuring the safety of the community.
The ACAO supports the use of alternative courts, such as the Albany County Court Supervised Treatment Program (Drug Court), in our community. These programs provide treatment, assistance, and structure for individuals who are dealing with addiction issues. The office works with the team members of Drug Court on therapeutic approaches toward recovery and productive citizenship.
The ACAO Civil Division is committed to providing responsive, comprehensive solutions to an expansive range of County issues. The Civil Division fosters open communication and a direct client-focused, proactive approach in legally representing County's elected officials, department heads, boards, and agencies to achieve the most successful outcomes for the County and the citizens of Albany County.