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

December 21, 2023

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NDAA Elects Frederick County, Maryland State’s Attorney as Next President

July 13, 2023

The National District Attorneys Association (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. Smith was sworn in at NDAA’s annual summer summit in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.

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NDAA and RILA Announce New Chair of Retail Crime Advisory Board in Continued Drive to Combat Retail Crime

June 21, 2023

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) are proud to announce the appointment of Ashlie Shanley, the elected District Attorney for Cabarrus County, North Carolina, as the new Chair of the Retail Crime Advisory Board. Shanley succeeds the late Tom Wine, to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for his immense contributions to our shared mission.

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Equipping Prosecutors for the Fight Against Human Trafficking in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Industry

June 6, 2023

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The Role of Prosecutors in DWI Courts: Enhancing Road Safety and Reducing Recidivism

June 2, 2023

As prosecutors, we play a crucial role in the criminal justice system, not only in upholding justice but also in shaping effective strategies to reduce recidivism. One such strategy involves recommending sentences that promote rehabilitation rather than punishment alone, especially in cases of Driving While Impaired (DWI). An emerging solution lies in DWI courts, which have shown a promising impact on reducing DWI recidivism and improving road safety. [i] [ii]

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