Lindsay Vaughan, Esquire
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Lindsay Vaughan currently serves as the Executive Director of the PA District Attorneys Association (PDAA) and as the Director of the PA District Attorneys Institute (PDAI).
Lindsay has significant state-level policy experience in the field of criminal justice, as well as hands-on experience in the prosecution of criminal offenses. A graduate of Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law (2007), Lindsay served as a Deputy District Attorney in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for seven years. During her tenure at the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, Lindsay served as Chief of the Special Victims’ Division for two years, and worked collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to investigate and prosecute allegations of child abuse. Lindsay served as the lead prosecutor for many sexual assault and child abuse cases. She also prosecuted a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor-level cases, including homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and stalking. In addition, Lindsay was responsible for growing and managing the Youthful Offender Program on behalf of the DA’s office. The program takes a collaborative approach to providing pre-trial diversion opportunities to first time felony offenders between the ages of 18 and 25.
Immediately prior to joining PDAA, Lindsay served as Senior Project Manager for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). In this role, Lindsay worked on multiple statewide projects including work with many other state agencies. Lindsay represented PCCD at weekly Unified Coordination Group (UCG) meetings with over 14 state agencies to develop strategies and policies to combat the opioid epidemic. The UCG was formed when Governor Wolf declared a disaster in January of 2018 in response to the thousands of overdose deaths occurring annually in PA. Lindsay was afforded the opportunity as part of the UCG to represent Pennsylvania at the National Governor’s Association Opioid Data Roundtable in 2018. As Senior Project Manager, Lindsay oversaw the “Naloxone for First Responders Program” in Pennsylvania, which, over the course of a year was responsible for providing more than 60,000 doses of naloxone to first responders resulting in approximately 6,000 overdose reversals.
In addition to her opioid-specific work, Lindsay also assisted the PA Department of Human Services and other stakeholders in developing model standards to assist the development and guidance of Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams Commonwealth-wide. Lindsay also played an active role with the School Safety and Security Committee formed in June 2018 to oversee the administration of grant funding as well as develop several tools to assist schools in identifying and addressing safety needs. In this role, Lindsay led a team of experts to develop statewide School Safety and Security Assessment Criteria that serves as a guide for schools to assess their safety needs.
Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Lindsay currently lives in Harrisburg, PA and enjoys spending time on the Appalachian Trail.