Successful prosecutions are yet another step in the justice system that “that reflect a balance of punishment, compassion and concern for victims and community, including for offenders who are not citizens of the United States.”
Keeping the scales of justice balanced puts prosecutors in a unique position, keeping justice in mind and not just “the win” and closure of a case.
By utilizing the resources and programs offered through the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, prosecutors can better understand their role and assist in creating safer communities free from crime.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) was founded as a national “think tank” to represent all prosecutors and provide additional resources such as training and technical assistance in an effort to develop proactive innovative prosecutorial practices that prevent crime, ensure equal justice and make our communities safer.
APA is the only national organization to represent and support all prosecutors, including both appointed and elected prosecutors, as well as their deputies and assistants, whether they work as city attorneys, tribal prosecutors, district attorneys, state’s attorneys, attorneys general or US attorneys. The association’s activities include acting as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allowing prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, conducting timely and effective technical assistance and providing access to technology for the enhancement of the prosecutorial function.
In addition, APA will serve as an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice, development of partnerships and serve as a model organization. APA keeps prosecutors informed about and involved with changes in both law and practice through their training, comprehensive publications, legislative analysis and amicus activity.
David LaBahn is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), a national association representing elected and deputy or assistant prosecutors, and city attorneys. The association acts as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allowing prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, and conducts timely and effective training and technical assistance to improve the prosecutorial function. In addition, APA serves as an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice, development of partnerships and implementation of problem-solving strategies.