Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Attends the Annual District Attorneys Conference
The California District Attorneys Association hosted their 2021 Annual Conference & Legislative Summit in Carlsbad October 17-22
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids attended the California District Attorneys Association’s Annual Conference & Legislative Summit this year. After a nearly two year hiatus since the last CDAA conference, it was exciting to reconnect with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids members in person and thank them for all of their diligent work advocating for children and families in California.
During the conference, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California Deputy Director Patrick Mortiere and Council for a Strong America California State Director Shelly Masur met with various members of our Executive Committee, including Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, Monterey District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, and Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce Dudley. Many of our members also stopped by our table to take photos and share the work they’re doing in their communities to prevent crime and help keep youth out of the criminal justice system.
Our district attorney members made a huge impact this past year by advocating for evidence-based crime prevention programs like afterschool, early childhood education, student wellness, and mental health at the state and federal level. Through state and national sign-on letters, meetings with legislators, virtual advocacy campaigns, participation in webinars and listening sessions, and book readings for children, our district attorneys went above and beyond in making the case for why investing in children and evidence-based programs are key to crime prevention and a safe community for all.
The California District Attorneys Association was founded as a membership organization for district attorneys and is a conduit for the exchange of information and innovation in the criminal justice field through seminars, publications, and extensive online tools. There are 58 elected district attorneys in California, and each district attorney is responsible for the prosecution of criminal violations of state law and county ordinances occurring within their respective county. District attorneys serve four-year terms, and they focus on crime prevention, prosecuting those who break the law, educating the community on public safety, and seeking justice for victims of crime. We look forward to reconnecting at next year’s conference!
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