(Baton Rouge, La.) – The Louisiana District Attorneys Association announced that
District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington has been re-elected as a member of the LDAA
Board of Directors.
As a board member, Harrington will work with newly elected LDAA President District
Attorney Bo Duhe along with other board members to provide insight and direction on
issues, legislation, and policy affecting criminal justice in Louisiana.
“As this year has been challenging in so many ways for everyone in Louisiana, public
agencies must adapt and improvise to continue serving the constituents. District
attorneys’ offices throughout Louisiana have worked with our clerks of courts, judges,
law enforcement, public defenders, and local government leaders to ensure that the
court system operates safely and efficiently,” said District Attorney Harrington.
Harrington added, “We will continue to stay vigilant in doing our part to lessen the
potential spread of COVID-19 by utilizing all safety and protection policies at the
courthouse and also encouraging all citizens to wear a mask and stay socially distant.”
The LDAA mission statement is to “improve Louisiana’s justice system and the office of
District Attorney by enhancing the effectiveness and professionalism of Louisiana’s
District Attorneys and their staffs through education, legislative involvement, liaison,
and information sharing.”
The LDAA supports district attorneys, assistant district attorneys, investigators and
staff in providing continuing training, education, and community outreach. The
association also focuses on public safety, crime victims’ assistance, promoting
highway safety, child support enforcement, pre-trial diversion, domestic violence
prevention, and juvenile justice initiatives