In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are highlighting compelling stories from DA employees and what inspired them to pursue a career in public service.
Meet Deputy District Attorney Hung Bach who is currently working at the Juvenile Branch and is also a board member and secretary of the National Asian Pacific Islanders Prosecutors Association.
Why did you decide to work at the DA’s Office?
“I have always wanted to ‘do the right thing’ in life, both inside and outside of the office, and both in my professional life and personal life. Our office personifies ‘doing the right thing’ day in and day out – attaining justice by protecting our community, advocating for our victims, holding defendants accountable for their crimes, rehabilitating defendants, and preventing future crimes. I’m truly honored and humbled to be part of this office as we all strive to ‘do the right thing’ every day.
Why is AAPI Month important to you?
“AAPI Month is important to me because it reminds me of where I came from: My parents and relatives immigrated here during the midst of the Vietnam War. My family risked life and limb in order to live here in the United States, and I am forever grateful and in debt to my family. And because of that, I want to do right by them by working in this office and making them proud. I never forget where I came from. In light of all of the hate crimes/incidents against the AAPI community, this month serves as a beacon of pride and unity for the AAPI community so that we can be proud of who we are and where we came from.”
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