PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lori Sitler
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Date: May 21, 2003
(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General M. Jane Brady is participating in a unique research effort being conducted by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), the research, training and technical assistance affiliate of the National District Attorneys Association. Brady is serving on the Study Group, the primary decision-making group that will consider issues and make findings and recommendations for the research project entitled, “Prosecution Study for the 21st Century: A Study Group on Accountability, Performance Measures & Best Practices.” The Study Group is comprised of members of the prosecution field with federal, state and local experience. Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III chairs the Study Group.
APRI has been funded through the National Institute of Justice and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation to, “convene a ‘blue-ribbon’ study group to address issues facing prosecutors including practical guidance on how best to achieve the goals of fairness, efficiency and effectiveness in the criminal justice system, to prescribe and enforce ethical standards including prosecutor accountability and to determine appropriate prosecutor caseload.”
Brady, who serves on the Board of Director’s of the National District Attorneys Association, attended the second meeting of the group on May 19th in Washington, D.C.
She commented, “I am pleased to be a part of this important effort, and the distinguished group addressing these issues. Our hope is that our work will inform prosecutors across the country about assessing performance measures, defining accountability and identifying best practices.”
Other members of the Study Group include Daniel J. Bryant, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs; Tom Constantine, former Superintendent of the New York State Police and former Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA); Deborah Daniels, Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs; Steven Dillingham, Chief Administrator of APRI; J. Robert Flores, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) of the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice; Edward A. Flynn, Secretary of Public Safety for the State of Massachusetts; Nola Foulston, District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District, Wichita, Kansas; Sarah Hart, Director of the National Institute of Justice; David Hicks, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond, Virginia; Patricia Coats Jessamy, Baltimore City State’s Attorney; Barbara LaWall, Pima County Attorney, Tucson, Arizona; Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the U.S. General Services Administration; Paul McNulty, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Richard Nedelkoff, Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance; George Terwilliger, III, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States and a senior partner in the law firm of White & Case LLP; Grover Trask, District Attorney of Riverside County, California; Joe Whitley, former Acting Associate Attorney General of the United States and a partner with the Alston & Bird law firm in Atlanta.
The first meeting of the group was held in late February. The final report is due to be
published this summer and will be presented at the National District Attorneys Association’s
Summer conference in July.