Earlier in his career in his home state of California, David LaBahn was appointed to TARGET Gang Team at the City of Westminster Police Department and worked with state, local and federal law enforcement in a successful effort to reduce gang violence. Labahn has since held several roles including a prosecuting trial attorney, consultant, and currently the President and CEO of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, a national association representing elected and deputy or assistant prosecutors, and city attorneys.
In his return appearance to Shattered Lives Radio, David LaBahn will be talking about gangs and gang prosecution.
The Criminal Resource Manual states: Federal assistance in prosecuting traditionally state-prosecuted crimes is needed in many states where penitentiary sentences result in minimal time served by defendants. This pathetic situation has resulted in an almost total absence of deterrence as a result of criminal sentences. As a consequence, some repeat offenders have no fear of punishment. Gangs exemplify this type of contempt of the criminal system.
Another guest for this week’s show, mother and founder of Mothers Against Gangs Coalition is Yulil Alonso-Garza. Yuli’s first appearance on Shattered Lives Radio was mere months after the tragic gang killing of her son. She so lovingly described her son, her family, and the close knit community that has helped her through. Listen to the Podcast
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.