Veteran Capitol Hill Staffer and Policy Strategist to Lead NDAA’s Advocacy Efforts

May 22, 2024

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel Spino for the key position of Director of Government & Legislative Affairs. A skilled policy analyst and strategic communicator, Spino has over a decade of experience cultivating prosperous relationships with congressional leaders and stakeholders on Capitol Hill and in the non-profit sector.


Continuing the Legacy: NDAA Elevates Erin Inman to Lead the National Traffic Law Center

April 11, 2024

Following the retirement of Director Joanne Thomka, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is delighted to announce the internal advancement of Erin Inman as the new Director of the National Traffic Law Center (NTLC). With unwavering dedication and a deep-rooted commitment to advancing traffic safety initiatives, Erin's elevated role signifies a pivotal moment in the ongoing pursuit of justice and public safety on our nation's roadways.


End of an Era: Joanne Thomka Concludes Remarkable Career at National Traffic Law Center

March 28, 2024

As she embarks on an exciting new chapter of her life, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) bids a fond farewell to Joanne Thomka, Director of the National Traffic Law Center (NTLC), who is retiring after 15 years of dedicated service.


Over 700 of the Nation’s Prosecutors Call On Congress to Avert Funding Cuts to Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grants

March 12, 2024

A coalition of over 700 elected and appointed chief prosecutors from jurisdictions across the United States, in partnership with the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), is calling on Congress to prioritize continued funding for victim services amidst dwindling justice system resources. The coalition is raising alarms that without immediate congressional intervention, millions of victims, including abused children, battered women, and survivors of crime, will be left without access to essential support, safety, justice, and healing.


Supreme Court Case to Reshape Forensic Science: NDAA Leads Charge for Modern Justice

December 21, 2023


Retailers, Prosecutors Unite to Fight Retail Crime

October 25, 2023

Via an initiative led by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), district attorneys from across the U.S. are meeting with local retailers to address organized retail crime, habitual theft, and its impact on employees and communities.


NDAA Response to the American Bar Association’s 2023 Plea Bargain Task Force Report

September 26, 2023

Earlier this year, the American Bar Association (ABA) Criminal Justice Section Plea Bargain Task Force issued a report critical of the practice of plea negotiation in American courtrooms as “impermissibly” coercive, insufficiently transparent, and subject to manipulation by allegedly unethical prosecutors practicing in front of complacent judges, all to the detriment of public faith in the legal system. Because we believe that the report does not accurately portray what is happening in America’s halls of justice, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), as the voice of America’s prosecutors, provides this response. We value collaboration and communication and stand ready to work with the ABA on improving the quality of justice. Unfortunately, this report, as well-intentioned as it may be, does not serve the interests of criminal defendants, crime victims, or community safety. Click the link below to read the complete response.


NDAA Statement on State Attorney Monique Worrell’s Removal & Preserving Independence for Prosecutors

August 11, 2023

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) expresses deep concern and caution over the removal of State Attorney Monique Worrell of the 9th Judicial Circuit, serving Orange and Osceola counties in Florida. We firmly believe in the critical importance of preserving the independence and exercise of discretion of locally elected prosecutors, ensuring the integrity and impartiality of our justice system. Click the link below to read the complete statement.


National Store Walk Month: A Groundbreaking Initiative to Strengthen Community Safety and Combat Organized Retail Crime

August 3, 2023

In a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing retail crime and violence, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) are proud to announce the launch of National Store Walk Month, set to debut this September. This initiative seeks to address the pressing issues of organized retail crime and habitual theft and its impact on our communities and represents a pioneering effort to facilitate a vital exchange between local prosecutors and community retailers.


NDAA Elects Next President & Welcomes Board Vice Presidents

July 13, 2023

NDAA inaugurated a dynamic new leader on July 10, 2023, as they elected J. Charles (Charlie) Smith III, current State's Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland, as their next president. With a professional legacy marked by an unwavering commitment to justice, community service, and innovation, Smith's inauguration promises a forward-thinking and inclusive approach to the role. Joining President Smith are three newly elected Board Vice Presidents who bring a wealth of expertise and diverse perspectives to the NDAA leadership team. These newly elected Board Vice Presidents will collaborate closely with Smith and the NDAA leadership to advance the organization's mission of providing state and local prosecutors with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to ensure justice and protect public safety.

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