Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was selected by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) to serve as a member of its newly formed veterans committee.
The mission of the NDAA is “to be the voice of America’s prosecutors and support their efforts to protect the rights and the safety of the people.” The primary purpose of the NDAA is to foster and maintain the integrity of the prosecuting attorneys in both large and small jurisdictions of the U.S. Flynn was appointed to the board of directors of NDAA this past summer after only serving 19 months as district attorney.
In December, the NDAA announced the formation of a veterans committee to look at ways to better support veterans who interact with the criminal justice system. More than 50 members of the NDAA applied to join the committee.
“After serving my country in the Navy for more than 28 years, I continued to serve my community as Erie County district attorney,” Flynn said. “I look forward to working with my committee partners to find ways to assist veterans who not only live in Western New York, but also across the country.”