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National "Think Tank" To Support Prosecutors

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) was founded as a national "think tank" to represent all prosecutors and provide additional resources such as training and technical assistance in an effort to develop proactive innovative prosecutorial practices that prevent crime, ensure equal justice and make our communities safer.

Global Forum To Collaborate with Other Criminal Justice Partners

APA is the only national organization to represent and support all prosecutors, including both appointed and elected prosecutors, as well as their deputies and assistants, whether they work as city attorneys, tribal prosecutors, district attorneys, state's attorneys, attorneys general or US attorneys.  The association's activities include acting as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allowing prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, conducting timely and effective technical assistance and providing access to technology for the enhancement of the prosecutorial function. 

Advocate For Prosecutors

In addition, APA will serve as an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice, development of partnerships and serve as a model organization.  APA keeps prosecutors informed about and involved with changes in both law and practice through their training, comprehensive publications, legislative analysis and amicus activity.

About APA

APA is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and headquartered in Washington, DC.  The association is a non-profit charitable organization which is supported by member contributions as well as government grants and funding from both foundations and the private sector. Prosecutors direct the organization through a volunteer Board of Directors led by the Chairman of the Board Milwaukee County District Attorney John T. Chisholm and Vice-Chairman Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.  The day-to-day operations are supervised by a professional staff including Chief Executive Officer David LaBahn and Chief Operating Officer Steven Jansen, who possess the necessary prosecution and non-profit experience to undertake such a task.


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