Special Series: Nat'l District Attorneys Association

Commentary: America’s Juvenile Justice System Is Appropriately Balanced

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom argues “major reforms are not needed" in our approach to charging and convicting juveniles.

Our Problems With Human Trafficking Don't End With an Arrest

As we crack down on human trafficking in our country, state and local leaders need to review their assumptions and proactively collaborate, according to the head of the San Bernardino County, California, District Attorney's Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit.

How a Local Drug Diversion Program Is Trying to Break the Cycle of Addiction in Massachusetts

In a guest article, the district attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts, details a local effort to offer treatment on demand to non-violent offenders rather than prosecuting them.

Seeking Justice: ‘Are We Punishing People for Being Sick?’

Addressing mental health in the criminal justice system, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey outlines a "blueprint for change."

Campuses Are Not Equipped to Handle Sexual Assault; Local Law Enforcement Can Help

The Forsyth County, North Carolina, District Attorney’s office is working with the higher education community to dispel myths and protect victims.

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How Prosecutors Are Responding to Shifting Views on Marijuana

A new National District Attorneys Association report “puts prosecutors on the map” on key issues facing the future of marijuana use.