About the Conference
The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys was established as a state agency in 1983 under General Statute §7A-411, “to assist in improving the administration of justice in North Carolina by coordinating the prosecution efforts of the various district attorneys, by assisting them in the administration of their offices ….”
To serve the offices of the District Attorneys in their pursuit of justice and improvement of the administration of criminal law for the benefit of the people of North Carolina.
We represent the State with professionalism and integrity while seeking justice.
We protect victims and their rights.
We support law enforcement’s abilities to detect and deter crime.
We strive to apply available resources in an effective and efficient manner.
We encourage policy that promotes justice in the State of North Carolina.
A critical function of the Conference is to provide a forum for Elected District Attorneys to promote efficient, productive and ethical prosecutorial offices. This function is accomplished through strategic planning, conferences, executive committee meetings, newsletters and management workshops for District Attorneys. An orientation program is provided for newly elected and appointed District Attorneys.
The Conference of District Attorneys provides support to the District Attorneys and their staff including prosecutors, administrative professionals, and investigators through training, publications, and other materials. The Conference provides assistance and research on legal issues including, but not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, DWI and other highway safety, child abuse, arson, homicide, juvenile crime, financial crimes, and victims’ rights. This assistance also includes the development of desktop reference manuals and other materials. The Conference also provides Special Prosecution at the request of District Attorneys where a potential conflict of interest or some other need for specialized assistance exists. These requests are reviewed and approved by the Executive Director.
Another important function of the Conference of District Attorneys is to identify, assess, and research emerging issues, programmatic effects, and resource impact on prosecution in North Carolina.
The Conference provides outreach and public education to a variety of audiences. It develops, publishes, and distributes informational and educational materials for victims of crime. The Conference also develops public information programs for use by District Attorneys to educate the public on issues surrounding a multi-faceted array of topics such as What is a District Attorney, Victims’ Rights, Financial Fraud and Exploitation, Domestic Violence, Crimes Against Children, Sexting and Other Digital Crimes, Impaired Driving, Juvenile Court, and public safety concerns.
How Can We Help?
The North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys offers a wealth of valuable information and assistance to prosecutors and their law enforcement partners. If you are unable to locate the answers you require, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team members. We are dedicated to providing guidance and direction to ensure that the needs of prosecutors are met with the utmost professionalism and respect.