March 6, 2012

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron and Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan were elected to fill vacancies on its board. Their nominations were approved unanimously by the PDAI board during its winter meeting.

“The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute provides prosecutors and other members of law enforcement with high-level professional training to ensure integrity in the work we do and truth in the justice we seek,” said Lehigh County District Attorney and PDAI President James Martin. “As president of PDAI, I look forward to working with District Attorney Aaron and District Attorney Callihan to provide the kind of education and training programs that will help district attorneys all over our commonwealth perform their duties to the best of their abilities on behalf of the citizens we serve.”

The PDAI is the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, providing professional development and training for prosecutors, law enforcement and victim advocates.
In addition to training, the PDAI worked with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to implement PA SAVIN, a statewide automated victim notification service.

Aaron was first elected Clarion County district attorney in 2000. Callihan was first elected Cambria district attorney in 2010.

About the Pennsylvania District Attorney Institute:¬†PDAI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the education and training affiliate of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association based in Harrisburg, PA. Since its inception, the Institute has trained over 2,000 assistant district attorneys in its basic prosecutors’ course and held a district attorney seminar for newly elected and appointed DAs every other year. The Institute also conducts training courses for law enforcement officers and victim service professionals.