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Aug 6, 2020

Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst Appointed to National District Attorneys Association Board of Directors.

ARLINGTON, VA – On Friday, July 31, the National District Attorneys Association unanimously selected Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst to its Board of Directors as a Vice President and as a member of its Executive Committee. Pabst started her career as a prosecutor 25 years ago and has worked with the NDAA for the past 20 years as a trial instructor.  

Formed in 1950, NDAA is the oldest and largest national organization representing state and local prosecutors in the country. With more than 5,000 members representing over two thirds of the state and local prosecutors’ offices, NDAA is recognized as the leading source of national expertise on the prosecution function and is a valuable resource for the media, academia, government, and community leaders. NDAA’s mission is to provide state and local prosecutors with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to ensure that justice is done and that public safety rights are protected.

NDAA President Nancy Parr said, “Pabst was chosen because of her leadership and long-standing commitment to criminal justice reforms and prosecutor wellbeing initiatives. We welcome her expertise and look forward to working with her.”

On being selected, Pabst said, “What an honor to be chosen to work with such dedicated leaders.  Criminal justice is at a crossroads on so many levels–racial inequality, gender inequality, mass incarceration–and it is exciting to be in a position to effect positive policy changes, not just at the local and state level, but nationally.”

Pabst will also chair NDAA’s new Prosecutor Wellbeing Task Force designed to develop and disseminate resources, training and peer to peer exchanges for prosecutors around the country to promote their health and wellbeing.