Each year, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) recognizes prosecutors who have distinguished themselves among their peers as they seek justice, hold offenders accountable, and protect the rights of victims. The Distinguished Prosecutor Award will be awarded to a chief prosecutor, assistant prosecutor, an aspiring woman prosecutor, and an emerging leader each year. Nominations are accepted year-round, but nominations for 2023 must be submitted by 11:59 pm, Friday, January 13th, 2023. NDAA membership is required for award consideration and nominations are encouraged from all NDAA members.
Please join us for NDAA’s 2022 Summer Summit in Denver, CO where we will honor the 2022 award recipients.
Jackie Lacey Award: Any woman prosecutor at the state or local level with up to five years of experience or any aspiring woman prosecutor completing law school who is committed to fighting for victims’ rights, seeking justice and safety for the community, and creating a diverse and inclusive atmosphere for all. CLICK HERE for more information about this award.
Chief Prosecutor: Any elected or appointed prosecutor at the state or local level.
Assistant Prosecutor: Any prosecutor at the state or local level other than the chief prosecutor.
Emerging Leader: Any prosecutor at the state or local level with up to five years of experience.
Candidates are nominated by the NDAA membership at large. The NDAA Awards Committee will review nominations and select the finalists for approval by the NDAA Board of Directors. Award recipients will be notified by March 31.