Between the Lines
July 12, 2018
June 13, 2018
NDAA continues to put pressure on Congress to pass legislation aimed at holding companies accountable for allowing sex trafficking and other illicit activity to occur on their websites, such as Backpage.com. The Hill recently published an op-ed from NDAA urging Congress to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017.
Between the Lines
June 12, 2018
The latest version of Between the Lines, the quarterly newsletter of the National Traffic Law Center is now available. This issue focuses on the effect of speed on fatal crashes. The article also includes recent State Supreme Court opinions concerning traffic safety, information concerning the new CDL masking quick reference guide, news and announcements.
June 10, 2018
The National District Attorneys Association is partnering with Route Fifty to highlight issues facing state and local prosecutors across the country. The publication goes to thousands of state and local government officials and stakeholders, and each guest article is written by a subject matter expert in the field.
The next article in the series, written by Maricopa County, AZ Attorney Bill Montgomery, focuses on the need for a formal written "Officer Involved Shooting and Use of Force Protocol" to assist prosecutors in addressing a critical incident. The latest article can be found here.
June 8, 2018
In early July, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on transportation and its nexus with human trafficking. As part of that hearing, Chairman Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member Nelson (D-FL) and Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act, which would ban for life an individual's commercial driver's license if convicted of using a commercial motor vehicle to commit a human trafficking felony. NDAA issued a support letter for that legislation that can be found here.
May 16, 2018
ARLINGTON, Virginia — Last night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4854, the Justice Served Act, on a bipartisan vote of 377-1. Developed by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and introduced by Rep. Carter (R-TX) in the House, the legislation amends the Debbie Smith DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide resources to state and local prosecutors to increase their capacity to address the backlog of violent crime cases in which suspects have been identified through DNA evidence.
April 12, 2018
Be sure to see all that Spokane has to offer while attending the 2018 NDAA Summer Summit. This year you'll have the opportunity to spend your evenings taking in a local Spokane Indians baseball game, rafting on the Spokane River, or touring local wineries, distillery and taproom.
March 13, 2018
NDAA's Women Prosecutors Section is pleased to announce the release of the National Sexual Assault Investigation and Prosecution Best Practices Guide. This guide is a living document highlighting current best practices in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault.
July 16, 2017
On Sunday, July 16, the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) elected its new leadership for a one year term. Hennepin County Attorney (MN) Michael Freeman was elected as the new President of the association, while District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett from Essex County, MA was elected as the President-Elect. Immediate Past President Michael Ramos was named the association’s Chairman of the Board. A press release was issued announcing the full Executive Committee for the coming year and can be found here.