Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Jason Statuto
On July 9, 2021, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes appointed Jason Statuto to the position of Acting Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor and was sworn-in as Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor (DFAP) by the Honorable Judge Adam Jacobs on May 3, 2022. He presently supervises the daily operations of the PCPO staff assigned to 30 King Road, Totowa.
DFAP Statuto began his employment with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in October of 2006, as an Assistant Prosecutor assigned to the Appellate Unit. He later served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Juvenile, Trial and Homicide Units.
In July of 2015, DFAP Statuto was placed in charge of the Trial Unit, where he was promoted to Chief Assistant Prosecutor. He served in that capacity until July of 2017 when he was assigned as the Chief Assistant Prosecutor of the Homicide Unit, where he served until his Promotion to Acting Deputy First Assistant in July of 2021.
Prior to joining the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, DFAP Statuto clerked for the Honorable Randolph M. Subryan, J.S.C. (ret.) in the New Jersey Superior Court-Law Division Criminal Part in the Passaic Vicinage from 2005-2006.
In November of 2005, DFAP Statuto was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and in the U.S. District Court-District of New Jersey.
DFAP Statuto received his Juris Doctor Degree Magna Cum Laude from Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with a focus in Journalism from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey in 1997.
DFAP Statuto received the 2022 County Prosecutor's Association Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy in a Single Case at the CPANJ College Awards Ceremony November 22, 2022 in Atlantic City.