AEquitas – works to improve the quality of justice in sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking cases by developing, evaluating, and refining prosecution practices that increase victim safety and offender accountability. Staff support prosecutors and allied professionals by conducting legal research; providing 24/7 case consultation; hosting specialized or state-specific training events and webinars; providing individual experts to jurisdictions and organizations; and publishing articles, monographs, and other resources on topics relevant to the prosecution of violence against women, Washington, DC. See newsletter.
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys – 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 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 form 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, Washington, DC.
National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys – founded in 1993 to protect, promote, foster and advance the mission of AUSAs and their responsibilities in promoting and preserving the Constitution of the United States, encouraging loyalty and dedication among AUSAs in support of the U.S. Department of Justice, and encouraging the just enforcement of laws of the United States. NAAUSA is the "bar association" for the more than 5,400 AUSAs throughout the country and the U.S. territories, Lake Ridge, VA.
National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators – provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and the development of programs and services for the mutual benefit of prosecutor coordinators and prosecutors, Washington, DC.
National Black Prosecutors Association – the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association's membership is comprised of over 800 prosecutors nationwide and in Canada, Chicago, IL.
National District Attorneys Association – the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state's attorneys, attorneys general and county and city prosecutors with responsibility for prosecuting criminal violations in every state and territory of the United States, Alexandria, VA.
National Center for the Prosecution of Animal Abuse – created in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Animal Legal Defense Fund to educate and train prosecutors and allied professionals on the effective handling of animal cruelty and neglect cases, including cases involving the co-occurrence of animal abuse and violence to people. NDAA desires to bring greater awareness to the often misunderstood nature of animal maltreatment and how it can interconnect with family violence and contribute to lethality issues for victims of interpersonal violence. Read inaugural issue of the newsletter, Tales of Justice.
National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse – the mission is to reduce the number of children victimized and exploited by assisting prosecutors and allied professionals laboring on behalf of victims too small, scared or weak to protect themselves. NCPCA is a voice for the voiceless. NCPCA is dedicated to saving the lives of children who cannot defend themselves. To achieve its goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution of child abuse, NCPCA has articulated the following four objectives: 1) Host national, regional and local training on state-of-the-art basic and advanced training utilizing evidence based and victim centered practices; 2) Provide immediate, comprehensive technical assistance; 3) Develop and distribute publications on a range of child maltreatment topics; and, 4) Contribute to coordination efforts to improve resource delivery.
National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women – exists to serve prosecutors, members of the prosecution team and other allied professionals as they strive to deliver justice to all survivors of domestic violence / dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking and to hold criminals accountable. We all know that in reality domestic violence does not discriminate in selecting its victims from among members of our families, communities, schools, places of worship and places of work; the places in our world that should be safe from violence. While we are painfully aware that anyone can be a victim of domestic violence irrespective of age, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, or economic status, studies do support the fact that the majority of the victims are females who are unfortunately abused by their male or female partners. We do not, nonetheless, overlook men who may be victims of these acts of violence by their male or female partners. Although these studies and statistics may be complex our mission is straight forward: to spread education and awareness to ensure that men and women work collaboratively to end the devastating impact caused by domestic violence to all victims.
San Diego City Attorney's Domestic Violence Unit, San Diego, CA.