DA Avery Crump

District Attorney
Avery Crump

Guilford County

Prosecutorial District 24

(336) 412-6711
District Attorney's Office PO Box 10769
Greensboro, NC 27404
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The District Attorney for the Twenty-fourth Prosecutorial District is Avery Crump

Thank you for visiting the web site of the District Attorney’s Office in Prosecutorial District 24. The 24th District includes all of Guilford County, North Carolina. It is the duty of this office to represent the State of North Carolina with integrity and professionalism, while protecting victims and their rights, in the pursuit of justice.

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“District Attorney” commonly refers to an attorney for the community elected by the people in his/her district to represent the interests of the general public, including crime victims in court proceedings against people accused of committing crimes. Other jurisdictions use various terms: Prosecutor, U.S. Attorney (a federal prosecutor), Solicitor, or State’s Attorney.

The primary duty of the District Attorney is to prosecute all criminal cases filed in the district. The District Attorney represents the state in all criminal and some juvenile matters. In addition, the District Attorney is responsible for preparing the criminal trial docket and advising law enforcement officers in the district.

Avery Crump was born in Statesville, NC and graduated from Statesville Senior High School.  In 1994 Avery graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  Avery also studied abroad at the University of Sheffield, England from 1992-1993.  Avery graduated from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1997.  After graduation, she worked as an assistant district attorney in Bronx County, New York from 1997 to 1999, where she prosecuted various criminal charges.  In 1999, she moved back to North Carolina to marry her husband, Jason and they have been blessed with two sons.

Avery worked as an assistant district attorney here in Guilford County for nine years where she worked in all criminal courts, both district and superior, in both Greensboro and High Point Her experience includes prosecuting serious felonies in Superior Court, such as: murder, rape, sex offenses against women and children, kidnapping, child pornography, and felony assaults.  During this time, she also worked in juvenile court for over five years in High Point, North Carolina. 

In 2008, Avery was elected as a District Court Judge here in Guilford County. She served nine years as a judge prior to seeking the office of District Attorney. As a District Court Judge, she presided in all district courts in both Greensboro and High Point. She also continued her love of working with juveniles by becoming a Certified Juvenile Court Judge.  Prior to resigning to run for District Attorney, she was the most senior District Court Judge presiding in juvenile court. Avery also conducted yearly juvenile training for other District Court Judges. She served as the judicial fellow for Reclaiming Futures and Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse and Mental Health Partnership (JJSAMHP), two juvenile initiatives here in Guilford County. In addition, she presided over Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, a specialty court in Greensboro, which helps juveniles overcome their addiction to drugs and alcohol. Avery is a proponent for the “Raise the Age” legislation that takes effect on December 1, 2019.