The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) – representing America’s state and local prosecutors – announced Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully as its new president. Scully was sworn-in at NDAA’s annual conference earlier this month. 

As the first woman president of NDAA since it was founded in 1950, Scully continues a long history of breaking new ground for women in her field.  In 1994, Scully became the first woman to be elected Sacramento County District Attorney.  In 2005, she became the first woman to serve as president of the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA).  That same year, Scully started serving on NDAA’s Board of Directors as vice president and was elected president at NDAA’s 2010 annual conference.

DA Jan Scully states, “I am honored to represent NDAA and serve as the voice for prosecutors on a national scale.  As NDAA president, I will continue to work on innovative ways to prevent crime, protect the safety of our communities and ensure justice is served for citizens across the country as well as the local Sacramento County region.”

The NDAA consists of approximately 7,000 members and represents more than 30,000 prosecutors across the country.  The organization serves to maintain the honor and integrity of prosecuting attorneys, to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the United States, and to promote education through the law and legal research for prosecuting attorneys, lawyers, law enforcement personnel, and other members of the interested public. NDAA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and maintains an office and the National Advocacy Center on the grounds of the University of South Carolina Law School in Columbia, South Carolina.