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Board and Executive Committee Meetings
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Executive Committee
Marriott World Center,
NDAA Summer Summit:
Reducing Violence & Exploitation Against Women
Board of Directors Meeting Saturday, July 15, to
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, July 16 to
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
See our Summit 2017 page for more details!
NDAA Releases White Paper on Marijuana
In January, at the request of association president, Mike Ramos, the National District Attorneys Association formed a working group to develop an association white paper on marijuana. You can read that white paper here.
NDAA Applauds Expiration of
National Commission on Forensic Science
The National District Attorneys Association applauds the decision by Attorney General Sessions to not renew the charter for the National Commission on Forensic Science, thus allowing it to expire. NDAA looks forward to working with the Attorney General, the Department of Justice, and stakeholders in the forensic science community to advance the field in the weeks and months ahead. To read more, click here.
A small group of NDAA Executive Committee members met in Washington, DC with Attorney General Sessions to discuss public safety and issues facing prosecutors in the field. Topics included the heroin and opioid crisis, attacks on forensic science, ways to strengthen collaboration between US Attorneys and local prosecutors, human trafficking, and violent crime among others. The AG made it clear that he intends to work with NDAA on a wide range of issues in the future.
NOTE regarding our password
A new username and password were issued to current members in their 2017 welcome packet. These take effect on February 20, 2017. If you are a NDAA member and don’t have this new password, please contact our membership coordinator for the update.
Below are parts 4 and 5 of this campaign launched by the San Bernardino District Attorney's Office.
For more information on this project and to view the complete series click here.
NDAA Letter to President
on PCAST Report
In an effort to respond to the report issued by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) entitled "Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods", NDAA developed a formal response letter to President Obama highlighting disagreement with much of the advisory body's findings and determination of scientific validity.