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2007

PDAA calls for student loan repayment program

PROSECUTORS CALL FOR AMENDMENT TO PENNSYLVANIA’S WIRETAP ACT

Harrisburg, PA-Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) president and Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. today called for the Pennsylvania State Legislature to reinstate a portion of the Pennsylvania's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act that was inadvertently removed in 1998. House Bill 1817, proposed by state Representative Ronald Marsico would reinstate a Pennsylvania law that previously allowed prosecutors to admit

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FULL-TIME DA LAW REINFORCED

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today thanked Speaker of the House Dennis O'Brien, the General Assembly and Governor Edward G. Rendell for passing a financial reimbursement component of the 2005 Full-Time District Attorney legislation as part of this year's budget process. Signed into law yesterday, House Bill 10 comes after two years of work between the District Attorneys

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VICTIM ADVOCATES AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS CALL FOR OBJECTIVITY IN FORMING WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS COMMITTEE

Harrisburg, PA - Members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today were joined by victims and victim advocates calling a Joint State Government Advisory Committee, convened at the direction of a Senate resolution, to study so-called "wrongful convictions" stacked against justice and asking for changes to its composition and mission. "Unfortunately, we have serious concerns that Senate Resolution 381, as it

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PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS INSTITUTE CHARGED WITH IMPLEMENTING NEW CRIME VICTIM NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) has been named subgrantee by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) on a project that will bring to Pennsylvanians a new automated system to help notify citizens when an offender escapes or is released from a county prison. PDAI will be responsible for the implementation of the Statewide Automated Victim Information

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BILL TO ADDRESS RETENTION OF PROSECUTORS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association today called for the passage of bipartisan legislation to make long-term public service careers more realistic option for law school graduates. The John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act (S. 442), sponsored by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), would establish a student loan repayment option

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