Kim K. Ogg was sworn in as the Harris County District Attorney on January 1, 2017. During her 31-year legal career, Kim Ogg has served as a prosecutor, defense attorney, Houston’s first Anti-Gang Task Force Director, and the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers. A nationally recognized victims’ rights advocate and native Houstonian, Kim now brings her history of public service to the job of Houston’s top criminal justice official.
The District Attorney’s mission is to make our community safer through evidence-based prosecution and equal justice for all. This means guaranteeing a fair process to obtain a just result for the victim, the accused and the community in every case.
Through collaboration between prosecutors, law enforcement, and community service providers, DA Ogg believes that we must identify and separate violent offenders who pose the largest danger to the public from low level offenders suffering from addiction and mental illness. She believes that by handling these offenders through alternatives to jail and incarceration, we can re-integrate many people back into the workforce, making our community safer and saving valuable and limited resources for investigation and prosecution of serious crimes against people.
Kim Ogg received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Texas and her JD from South Texas School of Law. She has received lifetime criminal justice service awards from the NAACP, the Dept. of Justice, and Parents of Murdered Children, and credits her success to the loving support of her family and the skilled professionals of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.