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2012

PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION TURNS 100—AND GOES SOCIAL

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) will wrap up its Centennial Celebration by going social - social media that is. The association, which represents approximately 1,200 members, announced they have launched an official Twitter account, @PennsylvaniaDAs. Using a social medium, such as Twitter, is part of the association's commitment to keep up with technological trends. "District Attorneys in Pennsylvania

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TASK FORCE’S CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE A PRIORITY

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association today lauded the finding by the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection to expand access of child victims of sexual assault to Children's Advocacy Centers. Expanding access to CAC services, which offer a comprehensive approach in assisting child sexual abuse victims, is a PDAA priority with the goal of improving the treatment, prosecution

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District Attorneys Praise PA Legislature for End of Session Criminal Justice Focus

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) praised the Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives for using their final session days to focus on criminal justice and public safety matters that will help law enforcement catch up with technology and criminals. The new laws provide appropriate sentences for juveniles convicted of murder, restore tough sentences against straw

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PDAA AND PSU SCHOOL OF LAW TO HOLD SYMPOSIUM

Harrisburg, PA - As part of PDAA's Centennial Celebration, PDAA has partnered with Penn State School of Law to host "The Modern Day Prosecutor: In The Pursuit of Justice", a panel discussion exploring the role of the modern day prosecutor. The panel will be held on Monday, September 24 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Sutliff Auditorium, Penn State School of

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PA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS URGE NCAA AND PENN STATE TO PRIORITIZE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTERS WHEN DISTRIBUTING ENDOWMENT FUNDS

Pennsylvania - District Attorneys throughout Pennsylvania said today that Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) should be considered the priority when funding decisions are made regarding the $60 million NCAA endowment created by a consent decree to assist victims of child abuse. In a letter to Penn State University President Rodney Erickson and NCAA President Mark Emmert, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA)

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PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Harrisburg, PA - Celebrating a century of service in 2012, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today announced its newly elected officers for the 2012-2013 business year. The election took place during the PDAA summer business meeting July 8-12, 2012 at Seven Springs Resort. The new officers are: President: Hon. Shawn C. Wagner, Adams County District Attorney Vice President: Hon. David J. Freed, Cumberland

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PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS INSTITUTE ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that three district attorneys have been elected to serve as officers of the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. The election took place during the PDAA summer business meeting July 8-12, 2012. The new officers are: President: Hon. Edward M. Marsico, Jr., Dauphin County District Attorney Vice President: Hon.

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District Attorneys Call For Changes in Wiretap Act

HARRISBURG, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today urged the Pennsylvania State Senate to update the state Wiretap Act to allow law enforcement to better identify, investigate and prosecute dangerous criminals and to help victims of violent crimes obtain justice. At a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing today, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman testified on behalf of PDAA

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BUTLER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GOLDINGER ELECTED TO PDAA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) announced today that Butler County District Attorney Richard A. Goldinger has been elected to fill a vacancy on its executive committee. Goldinger's nomination was approved unanimously by the PDAA executive board during the PDAA winter meeting. "The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is the leading advocate in our state for prosecutors, law enforcement,

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SNYDER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PIECUCH ELECTED TO CHAIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch has been elected to serve as chair of its Education and Training Committee. Piecuch was elected unanimously by the PDAI board during its winter meeting. The PDAI is the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. Its training and education

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