The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. (APA) is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and headquartered in Washington, DC. The association is a nonprofit charitable organization which is supported by member contributions as well as government grants and funding from both foundations and the private sector. Prosecutors direct the organization through a volunteer Board of Directors led by the Chairman of the Board, Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, and Vice-Chairman, District Attorney of Philadelphia Seth Williams. The day-to-day operations are supervised by a professional staff including Chief Executive Officer David LaBahn and Chief Operating Officer Steven Jansen, who possess the necessary prosecution and nonprofit experience to undertake such a task. 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 U.S. 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.
Active BJA Funded Project(s):
Prosecutor-Led Diversion Initiative
Smart Prosecution Training and Technical Assistance Initiative
High Performing Prosecution Initiative