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.

35th Annual Conference & Job Fair – Tickets Now Available

Power, Privilege, & the Pursuit of Justice: The Role of Prosecutors in Precarious Times

Join us where the NBPA started: Denver!
July 8-13, 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora

The National Black Prosecutors Association is pleased to announce a “members only” special: For the month of March/April members can register for the 35th Annual Conference & Job Fair for just $550!

This price includes our thought-provoking CLE program, job fair, luncheons, receptions, gala, the famous hospitality suite and invaluable fellowship.

*This special only applies to current members. Become a member now.
*The registration fee for current members will increase as follows: March-April: $550, May: $650, June-July: $750.
*The registration fee for non-members is as follows: February-April: $650, May: $750, June-July: $850.

NBPA Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Forum – Tickets Now Available

July 12, 2018
Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center

Join us where the NBPA started: Denver!

National Black Prosecutors Association’s 2018 Scholarship

It is our pleasure to invite all current law students to apply for the National Black Prosecutors Association’s Scholarship. This year, the scholarship will be in the amount of $2,500.

The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2018 (11:59 pm EST). The scholarship will be presented to the winner in person at the NBPA Profiles in Courage luncheon on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The awardee is required to attend; transportation and one hotel night will be provided.

Eligible applicants include currently matriculated law students (Ex. Current 1L, rising 2L, rising 3L, 2018 graduates). Applications must be submitted by the deadline to secretaryblackprosecutorsorg@gmail.com. Any questions may be directed to the listed email as well.

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.

Congratulations to Atlanta

for your successful bid to host the NBPA in 2019!

Host a Conference!

 Click here for details.

A member of NBPA Memphis Chapter has passed

Darryl worked with us tirelessly to recruit and train upcoming prosecutors. On Saturday morning (4/14/18) he passed in Cleveland, Ohio, his home town where he met with many of you when he attended our last NPBA conference. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award recently in February 2018. Thanks for your continued prayers for his family.

Happy New Year from the NBPA!

The NBPA wishes all of our members a happy and prosperous new year! Please read the letter from our President, William Jorden, as he provides a recap of the NBPA’s successes in 2017 and our vision for 2018.

Congratulations to our newly elected 2017-2018 Board!

NBPA Statement on Philando Castile

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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