THE NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION

The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. Founded in 1983, the Association’s membership is comprised of both chief and line prosecutors nationwide. In addition to prosecutors, the association’s membership includes law students, former prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel.

The NBPA is emerging as the international association of Black law enforcement professionals with a reputation for providing education and leadership in the legal profession through its intensive training sessions and multi-disciplined networking.

The NBPA’s thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have been affected by the devastation of 2017 Hurricanes

The NBPA Foundation is joining in the relief efforts to assist our family in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. To donate, designate your donation as “Hurricane Relief” in the special instructions on the PayPal donation page.

The National Black Prosecutors Foundation (NBPA Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The NBPA Foundation provides scholarships for African American law students who meet academic criteria, along with a demonstrated desire to serve the community.

The NBPA Foundation also funds a fellowship for African American law school interns at prosecutors’ offices across the country. In recognizing the financial hardships that prevent some students from securing unpaid internships, the NBPA Fellowship allows students to explore a career in prosecution.

Join us where the NBPA started: Denver!

35th Annual Conference & Job Fair

Join us where the NBPA started: Denver!
July 8-14, 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora

Congratulations to Atlanta

for your successful bid to host the NBPA in 2019!

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Congratulations to our newly elected 2017-2018 Board!

34th Annual Conference & Job Fair

The NBPA thanks all who attended and presented. We look forward to another outstanding conference in Denver.

NBPA Statement on Philando Castile

Last week, a jury in Minnesota acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. That decision has left a nation sadden and in search of answers. Our country is at a crossroads as we grapple with incident after incident that compels us to seek justice and appropriate resolution. As public servants, the members of the National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) will continue to work for social change and criminal justice reform to combat a structure that disproportionately affects one group of people over another. As citizens, we need to fight for a transparent system and be active in our legislative and judicial processes. Together, our communities must continue to work for a system that works actively and diligently to provide justice for all.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the NBPA Legislative Committee. Under the leadership of Immediate Past President Melba Pearson, the goal of the Legislative Committee is to give feedback on pending legislation affecting the criminal justice system. The committee will spearhead lobbying efforts on behalf of the National Black Prosecutors Association singularly and jointly with other organizations seeking to advance the causes of prosecutors and communities of color. Our efforts will aid lawmakers in crafting laws affecting prosecutors and people of color. We aim to form lasting relationships on Capitol Hill, regardless of party affiliation. This committee will ensure that the National Black Prosecutors Association is represented in the halls of Congress, joining many other national organizations.
 
For more information, please contact Melba at Melbapearsonesq@gmail.com

The NBPA stands in support of 9th Judicial Circuit (Florida) State Attorney Aramis Ayala

A prosecutor’s discretion is to be protected, and should only be overridden by the voters.  NBPA joined the legal community in a letter opposing the Florida governor’s actions; also see the Huffington Post article by Immediate Past President Melba Pearson.

The NBA also joined forces with the NBPA to support Ms. Ayala: NBPA Letter of Support

NBPA FIGHTS IMPLICIT BIAS

The NBPA, in conjunction with the Prosecutors Center of Excellence, created an implicit bias toolkit. It provides speaker information, a topic overview and other useful tools to educate prosecutors on this issue.

Pathways to Election Program

One of the cornerstones of the NBPA’s mission is the advancement of African American prosecutors.  The Pathways to Election Program encourages prosecutors of color to run for elected prosecutor positions across the country. To further this goal, the Pathways to Election Program consists of a Mentor Circle and a video series.  This is a NBPA MEMBER BENEFIT! Members click here; Click here to become a member.

NBPA’s Justice Corner

NBPA’s Real Talk is in full swing!

Great press from Baton Rouge

REAL TALK News Coverage continues in Baton Rouge, LA

http://www.wbrz.com/videos/students-have-real-talk-with-law-enforcement/

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