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AG Kilmartin Elected Chair of NAAG Eastern Region, Appointed Chair of Consumer Protection and Training Committees

Kilmartin to Continue as Sole NAAG Representative to International Association of Prosecutors

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin was recently elected to serve as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Eastern Region, and appointed as chair of the Consumer Protection Committee and chair of the NAAG Training Committee. Kilmartin will continue to serve as the sole NAAG representative to the International Association of Prosecutors. In addition, Kilmartin was appointed to serve on several other NAAG committees including the Criminal Law Committee, Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Relations Working Group, Veterans Affairs Committee and Meeting Planning Committee.

As chair of the Eastern Region, AG Kilmartin will serve on the NAAG Executive Committee, which is charged with the leadership of Association operations.

"I am honored to serve on NAAG's Executive Committee and other committees. I view this as an opportunity to bring the issues that impact Rhode Islanders to the forefront of national discussion with my colleagues," said Attorney General Kilmartin.

NAAG Committees are charged with studying all substantive matters within their jurisdiction and recommending policy positions and other matters to the attorneys general for action by the full Association.

The Consumer Protection Committee offers direction and helps shape the agenda for NAAG for consumer protection issues including mortgages, scams, identity theft, and data breaches.

The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a NAAG branch, provides high quality, responsive and innovative training to attorneys general offices. The committee provides Institute direction and funding guidance.

The Criminal Law Committee works to provide timely and useful information relating to criminal justice and law enforcement matters to the attorney general community. The Committee monitors court decisions and legislative developments, offers the attorneys general research, training and technical assistance, and responds to developing concerns.

The Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Relations Working Group is made up of six attorneys general, six state District Attorneys, and six United States Attorneys. The goals of the Working Group are to enhance the efforts of federal, state and local prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies, and to promote and encourage cooperation and information sharing among the various levels of government. The Group works to foster an understanding of the different approaches taken by federal, state and local law enforcement and to provide a forum for an open and candid exchange of ideas and concerns.

The Veterans Affairs Committee works to address issues specific to veterans, most recently addressing higher education and mortgage foreclosure problems.

The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) was formed in 1995 following encouragement from the United Nations. It has over 1400 individual members and 120 organizational members from more than 130 countries. IAP publishes the U.N. Guidelines for Prosecutors, addresses the growth in serious international and transnational crime, and allows prosecutors to develop networks and communicate with each other quickly. In 2013, Attorney General Kilmartin hosted the North American Regional Conference of the IAP in Providence.

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