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In over a quarter-century of experience as a prosecutor, Matt successfully argued appeals at the PA Superior and Supreme Courts and has tried over a hundred cases.

Meet Matt

Pop and me visiting his school yard

Matt began his career with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office as an intern while in law school. Matt loved every minute of it and knew he had found his calling. Following graduation from Temple Law School in 1993, he was hired as an Assistant District Attorney. Matt considers this one of the highlights of his life.

“A lucky kid growing up in a great family” is how Matt describes his childhood. With two brothers and a sister, the Weintraub family’s Southampton home was the center of their universe. While active in many community activities and sports, Matt is most proud of having played basketball for the William Tennent Panthers.

Matt’s childhood was not without adversity which he believes helped make him the person he is today. Born with a hearing loss in both ears, and wearing hearing aids as a result, Matt learned to stick up for himself as a kid and to advocate for himself when he could not hear things that others could.

During his senior year at William Tennent, four classmates were tragically killed in a drunk driving accident. This horrific incident had a profound effect on Matt and contributed to his growing interest in law and justice; ultimately landing him as a prosecutor and Bucks County’s District Attorney.

From the classroom to the courtroom, Matt Weintraub has stood up to bullies and advocated for victims in need of a strong voice.

Matt attended Ursinus College and earned his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He resides in Doylestown Township with his wife Kathleen, daughters Shayna and Chloë, and Buddy the dog.

Priorities

Throughout his 27-year career as a prosecutor, Matt has tried a wide range of cases including sexual assault, drug trafficking, child abuse, and homicide. As District Attorney, Matt leads a department of nearly 100 staff and has characterized his approach simply as, “We’re here to serve justice.”

Drug Take-Back Program

Championed the Drug Take-back Program Bucks County leads Pennsylvania in the collection and safe disposal of unused, unneeded, or expired medications.

Life-Saving Narcan Supply

Equipped all Bucks County police officers with life-saving Narcan, resulting in over eight-hundred lives saved so far.

‘Push Out The Pusher’ Initiative

Co-Chair and promotes the ‘Push Out The Pusher’ initiative which helps to combine the cooperative efforts of the community and law enforcement in the fight against drug crime

Domestic Violence Investigation

Expanded the DA’s Domestic Violence Investigation capabilities, focusing on prosecuting offenders and the better protection of victims from future abuse

Community Accountability and District Court Drug Programs

Saved taxpayer dollars via the DA’s diversionary Community Accountability and District Court Drug Programs, streamlining DUI prosecutions and improving management policies

School Safety Promotion

Actively promotes school safety for our children by encouraging collaboration between school and law enforcement officials

Anti-Drug Education Programs

Spearheaded anti-drug education programs for young adults and students, and leading presentations at more than 50 schools, community centers and places of worship

Created Ben's Campaign

This program is designed to help keep kids safe in households with firearms through safety education and by providing adults access to free universal gun-locks which are available at municipal police stations and other locations.

Promote and Support the Countywide DNA Criminal Database

This Bucks County program marks the first countywide, post-arrest DNA collection program from police departments in the nation.

Drug Strike Force

Established the Drug Strike Force whose sole mission is to go after top-level drug dealers

The Bucks County Crimewatch Network

Established and secured funding for The Bucks County Crimewatch Network. This two-way communication platform unites the efforts of law enforcement and concerned citizens to help keep the community safe and informed by providing text-alerts right on your smartphone

Annual Bucks County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Guide

Created the Annual Bucks County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Guide to promulgate legal and consistent law enforcement procedures for all law enforcement officers and agencies in Bucks County

Technological Upgrades

Advanced technological upgrades in the DA’s office, in coordination with local law enforcement, resulting in hundreds of prosecutions of violent felons

DUI Task Force

Created the Bucks County Roving DUI Task Force

Accomplishments

Combating the Heroin Epidemic

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Established the Drug Strike Force to bring down top-level drug traffickers
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Championed efforts to equip Bucks County police officers, first responders, and school districts with lifesaving Narcan, resulting in hundreds of lives saved.
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Co-founded, ‘Push Out The Pusher’ of Bucks County; a groundbreaking non-profit community-based organization that combines the cooperative efforts of residents and law enforcement in the fight against drug dealing and criminal activity.
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Promotes Bucks County’s successful medication take-back program. Since the collections began in September 2010, Bucks County has collected more than 134,000 pounds of unused medications, more than in any other Pennsylvania county.

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable

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Created “Ben’s Campaign – Lock it up”- Born out of a senseless and preventable tragedy which took the life of a 2-year-old Bucks County resident. The Campaign seeks to provide all county gun owners with free gunlocks and distribute gun-safety information to adults and children.
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Developed the Bucks County Roving DUI Task Force – 20 officers strong, across 9 jurisdictions in aggressive DUI enforcement with the goal of making Bucks County roads safer for all who travel.
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Expanded the DA’s Domestic Violence Investigation capabilities, focusing on better protection for victims of abuse and prosecuting offenders.
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Actively promotes school safety for our children by encouraging collaboration between school and law enforcement officials. Spearheaded anti-drug education programs for young adults and students, and led presentations at more than 50 schools, community centers, and places of worship.

21ST Century Policing

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Promote and support the countywide DNA Criminal Database – This Bucks County program marks the first countywide, post-arrest DNA collection program from police departments in the nation.
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Established and secured funding for The Bucks County Crimewatch Network. This two-way communication platform unites the efforts of law enforcement and concerned citizens to help keep the community safe while providing text-alerts right on your smartphone.
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Advanced technological upgrades in the DA’s office, in coordination with local law enforcement, resulting in hundreds of prosecutions of violent felons.
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Saved taxpayer dollars via the DA’s diversionary Community Accountability and District Court Drug Programs, streamlining DUI prosecutions and improving management policies.
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Created the Annual Bucks County District Attorney’s Law Enforcement Guide to promulgate legal and consistent law enforcement procedures for all law enforcement officers and agencies in Bucks County.

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