Commonwealth’s Attorney Stolle Elected President of VA Prosecutors’ Association

Friday, December 04, 2020

Today at its December 2020 virtual Board meeting, the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys (VACA) elected Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Colin D. Stolle as President for the year 2021.  Stolle was elected to replace Jeff Haislip, the Fluvanna County Commonwealth's Attorney, who served his one-year term for the year 2020.  

VACA's members are prosecutors from Commonwealth's Attorney's offices across Virginia's 120 jurisdictions.  Its mission is to "foster a closer relationship among fellow prosecutors, law enforcement and the public; to promote uniformity in the fair, effective, and efficient administration of the law; to provide input on legislation that advances public safety for all in the Commonwealth; and to educate citizens of all aspects of the criminal justice system."  Stolle and his fellow officers and board members are focused on bringing best practices and innovated solutions to Virginia's criminal justice system.

"I am honored to serve as President of such a respected Association," Stolle said. "For many years I have had the honor of working alongside other prosecutors from across Virginia to better our criminal justice system.  While our membership is comprised of individuals representing a wide range of political views, we all stand united in our desire to ensure the safety of all Virginians. Over the next year our criminal justice system faces numerous challenges as we begin to emerge from this pandemic. VACA stands ready to work with the courts, law enforcement, the defense bar, and most importantly - our communities - to find new and innovative solutions to these challenges. Working together we can alleviate the backlogs and bring justice to those who have had to wait for so long."

Stolle has been a member of VACA for over twenty (20) years, and has held a leadership role in the organization since he took office in 2014. He served as the President-Elect for 2020 and will serve a one-year term as President. He also serves on the Executive Board of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and as co-chair of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference (VCJC). 

For more information about VACA, visit:  Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.