Association Mission

In 1966, Public Defender Investigators from various California Public Defender Offices created Defense Investigators Association. Today, D.I.A. serves both Public Defender Investigators and other Criminal Defense Investigators.

The Association was created to:

  • Promote the interests of Criminal Defense Investigation.
  • Provide Training and Certification Opportunities.
  • Provide a network between Criminal Defense Investigators for the exchange of information and ideas.

D.I.A. is a California Non-Profit Corporation.

This Web Site was created to provide D.I.A. Members access to various Internet Services and to facilitate the distribution of information among our members.

D.I.A. conducts two training seminars each year. D.I.A. also publishes a newsletter, Public Defender Office Directory and Member Directory. D.I.A. members enojoy a network of criminal defense investigators located throughout California and the Western United States.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The Defense Investigators Association of California Websites are distributors of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Defense Investigators Association of California.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, named individuals, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its/their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Defense Investigators Association of California, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.