Crawford County District Attorney Elected PDAI President

July 22, 2013

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Crawford County District Attorney Francis Schultz has been elected president as part of the board’s new slate of officers elected to lead the organization during the 2013-2014 business year. The new officers are:

President: Hon. Francis J. Schultz, Crawford County District Attorney
Vice President:
 Hon. Shawn C. Wagner, Adams County District Attorney
 Hon. David Freed, Cumberland County District Attorney

In addition, Washington County District Attorney Eugene A. Vittone was elected to serve as a member of the PDAI’s Board of Directors.

PDAI is the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA). The election took place during the PDAI summer meeting July 18, 2013.

“It is an honor to continue to serve my profession and my fellow prosecutors as the president of the PDAI,” said Schultz who also served as president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association from 2011-2012.  “Pennsylvania’s prosecutors are committed to staying up-to-date on trends, technology and case law and our Institute’s education and training offerings are among the best in the country.  As president, I look forward to continuing that tradition.”

Schultz is currently serving his fourth term as district attorney of Crawford County.  Prior to his election to the office in 1999, he served as assistant district attorney from 1995-1998.  Locally, he serves as chairman of the Crawford County Victim/Witness Policy Board and the Crawford County Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advisory Board.  He also serves as chairman of the Crawford County Prison Board and is a member of the Child Death Review Team and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  In 2012, Governor Tom Corbett appointed Schultz to the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing.  He is also a member of the Office of Attorney General’s Medical/Legal Advisory Board.

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute is the education and training affiliate of the Association. It was founded in 1983 for the purpose of developing and providing educational materials and training seminars for District Attorneys. In addition to providing training and materials to District Attorneys and their staffs, the Institute also conducts child abuse investigation courses, case-law updates and other training courses for Pennsylvania’s law enforcement officials and administers programs to provide training to victim service professionals.