Luzerne County DA Stefanie Salavantis Elected to PDAI Board of Directors

November 10, 2016

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis was elected to fill vacancies on its board of directors. The PDAI board approved her nomination unanimously during its fall meeting.

“The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute provides high-quality professional training for prosecutors and law enforcement to ensure integrity in the work we do and truth in the justice we seek,” said Crawford County District Attorney and PDAI President Francis J. Schultz. “I look forward to District Attorney Salavantis’ input as we work to provide education and training programs that will help district attorneys best serve the citizens of this commonwealth.”

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 manages a statewide program to provide naloxone to local police departments, place PA MedReturn prescription drug drop-off boxes in communities and works with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to provide PA SAVIN, a statewide automated victim notification service.

Salavantis became Luzerne County District Attorney in 2012 and re-elected in 2015.  She was also appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2013 to the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security to help preserve the integrity of the legal profession and restore confidence in the legal system and the administration of justice.  Prior to becoming District Attorney, she operated her own practice as well as provided legal services for a Wilkes-Barre-based law firm as a litigator for one of the largest insurance companies nationally.

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.