VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia (WAVYY) – Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney Colin Stolle is the next President of the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys.
Stolle was elected during a virtual board meeting on Friday to replace Jeff Haislip, Fluvanna County’s commonwealth attorney. He will have a one-year term in 2021.
“I am honored to be president of such a prestigious association,” said Stolle. “For many years I have had the privilege of working with other prosecutors from across Virginia to improve our criminal justice system. While our membership is made up of individuals with a wide range of political views, we are all united in our desire to ensure the safety of all Virginians. Over the next year, our criminal justice system will face numerous challenges as we emerge from this pandemic. VACA is ready to work with the courts, law enforcement, defense and most importantly our communities to find new and innovative solutions to these challenges. Together we can reduce the backlog and meet those who had to wait so long. “
According to VACA, Stolle has held a leadership role since he took office in 2014 and has been a member for more than 20 years. . He is also a member of the Executive Board of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) and co-chair of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference (VCJC).
The VACA includes attorneys from the Commonwealth of Law Firms in the 120 jurisdictions of Virginia with the aim of “fostering closer relationships among other attorneys, law enforcement, and the public; Promoting a uniform, effective and efficient administration of justice; Contribute to legislation that improves public safety for all in the Commonwealth; and educate citizens about all aspects of the criminal justice system. ”