Forsyth County assistant solicitor-general Erin Ann O'Mara (J.D. '05) was selected to participate in the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Prosecutor Fellow Program, which is awarded to only one prosecutor nationwide for up to two years.
"I am deeply honored to have been chosen as a NHTSA fellow," O'Mara says. "This collaborative effort brings federal resources to my prosecutor colleagues across the country. I look forward to working with NHTSA and NAPC."
The purpose of the prosecutor fellowship is to provide strong communication and a mutually beneficial relationship between NHTSA and prosecutors who adjudicate motor vehicle and pedestrian offenses. O'Mara will participate in community outreach activities, teach at traffic safety seminars and act as a spokeswoman for the two organizations.
O'Mara represents Georgia in the prosecution of misdemeanor crimes from arraignment to appeal. She is the designated prosecutor for all misdemeanor vehicular homicide and serious injury by vehicle cases, as well as the designated DUI court prosecutor for Forsyth County.
O'Mara is the only prosecutor in Georgia to have completed Traffic Accident Reconstruction training conducted by the Georgia Police Academy and the Occupant Kinematics for the Traffic Crash Reconstructionist course provided by the Institute of Police Technology and Management.