Press Release


NDAA Elects Acclaimed San Diego DA Summer Stephan as President

July 17, 2024

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) has elected Summer Stephan, the current District Attorney of San Diego County, California, as its president for the 2024-2025 term. Stephan was sworn in at NDAA’s annual Summer Summit in Boise, Idaho. With a professional legacy marked by a relentless commitment to justice, service to her community, and innovative crime-fighting strategies, Stephan's inauguration promises a visionary and inclusive approach to the role.


NDAA Unveils Eye-Opening National Prosecutor Retention Survey Findings

July 9, 2024

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) has released groundbreaking findings from the 2024 National Prosecutor Retention Survey (NPRS), shedding light on the critical challenges faced by prosecutors nationwide. This eye-opening survey reveals that while an overwhelming 93% of prosecutors enjoy their work, a significant number are considering leaving the profession due to factors such as personal well-being, inadequate pay, and heavy caseloads.


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.

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