Policy & Issues

The National District Attorneys Association serves as the voice of America’s prosecutors on Capitol Hill. Through continued advocacy, engagement with criminal justice stakeholders and solicitation of ideas and input from its members, the association is able to provide the prosecutor perspective on issues including human trafficking, drug policy, forensic science, domestic violence, electronic evidence, asset forfeiture, child abuse, juvenile justice and many more.

Each year, the association hosts an annual fly-in event featuring a full day of speakers from the Administration, congressional offices and federal agencies, followed by a full day of NDAA members visiting with their congressional delegations to discuss issues impacting their communities. The 2020 Capital Conference takes place from January 28-29, 2020 in Washington, DC.

NDAA is happy to provide assistance in setting up meetings for prosecutors visiting Washington, DC and routinely provides legislative updates to its members through the View from the Hill publication. For more information or help with any policy-related questions, please contact NDAA’s Director of Government and Legislative Affairs, Frank Russo.

Here is a breakout of NDAA’s most recent priorities:

2019 Legislative Priorities

2018 Legislative Priorities

Amicus Briefs

No. 16-402 Carpenter v. United States

No. 17-646 Gamble v. United States

No. 18-444 Montana v. Tipton

No. 18-556 Kansas v. Glover

No. 18-6210 Mitchell v. Wisconsin

For information on requesting to file or join a Supreme Court amici brief with NDAA, please see our policy.

Courthouse Dogs Best Practice Resolution

COVID-19 Resources 

Pennington County COVID Infographic

Data Encryption

Issue Briefs

Adverse Childhood Experience and Trauma

Debbie Smith Act & Justice Served Act

John R. Justice

Letters to Congress 

Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act) – March 2020

Encrypted Smartphone Data – March 2020

Fentanyl Scheduling – January 2020

Facial Recognition Technology – October 2019

Marijuana Policy: The State and Local Prosecutors’ Perspective

The Opioid Epidemic: A State and Local Prosecutor Response

Speeches & Presentations

CNA Executive Session remarks by NDAA Executive Director Nelson Bunn on Collaboration Across the Criminal Justice System

Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing: “Protecting Innocence in a Digital World” Testimony of Solicitor Duffie Stone


Protecting Innocence in a Digital World
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearing
July 9, 2019
Testimony of Duffie Stone

Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Information Technology
April 29, 2015
Testimony of Daniel F. Conley

View From The Hill – Members Only 

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Letter

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