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2016-17 Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 10 –
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
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Monday, Jan. 30 –
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Minneapolis, MN

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Summer Summit
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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District Attorney’s office kicks off national #WhyIAmAProsecutor campaign
October 25,2016
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office kicked off the national “Why I Am A Prosecutor” campaign today.

The campaign, which is supported by National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), is designed to highlight the ethics, integrity and commitment of prosecutors across the nation.

“This video campaign is another way for us to connect with our community, the people we represent in court,” said San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, who is also the current president of NDAA. “Every day I come to work and I am fortunate to be surrounded by hardworking, dedicated public servants who fight for victims and ultimately do their best to achieve justice in every case. I want our community to know what I know, to see it for themselves as much as they can through the videos. We, too, are members of this community and we care about each and every victim. We care about public safety, and we care about doing our jobs in a manner that is ethical and respectful of every person who enters the courtroom or comes into contact with our office.”

The first video in the ongoing series was released today—using the hashtag #WhyIAmAProsecutor—on the following social media channels:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/sbcountyda
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sbcountyda

Contact: Christopher Lee, Public Affairs Officer (909) 382-3665 or via email at clee@sbcda.org or via text at (909) 782-5559



NDAA Leads Effort with IACP and MCC to Pass Forensics Legislation in Lame Duck
On October 11, NDAA, along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), sent a letter to House leadership calling for the swift passage of the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016 and the Rapid DNA Act of 2015 during the lame duck session of Congress. The three groups believe that the bills should be moved separate from any broader criminal justice reform package. To read the full letter, click here.



NDAA Statement
at Recent PCAST Meeting

This past Friday, NDAA's Executive Director, Kay Chopard Cohen, read the attached statement during the public comment period of the most recent meeting of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The statement is in response to the release of the PCAST report entitled "Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature Comparison Methods". For any questions, please contact NDAA's Nelson Bunn.



National District Attorneys Association slams President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report
Yesterday, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) voted to release a report highly critical of forensic science and questioning the scientific validity of several disciplines. The report further calls for prosecutors to not seek to admit evidence within these disciplines into court and for judges to not allow it. NDAA strongly opposes this report and the irresponsible move by PCAST. NDAA's statement regarding that vote can be found HERE



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