Lexington resident among new Middlesex assistant district attorneys

Diana J. Smith
(Top row, from left): District Attorney Marian Ryan, Arjun Jaikumar, Kathryn Walker. (Second row): Olivia Flynn, Christina Green, Juliana Mieles. (Bottom row): Danica Apotheker, Benjamin Haspel, Maryrose Robson.

Olivia Flynn, of Lexington, was among the new class of assistant district attorneys recently sworn in, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced.

The class was sworn in virtually on Jan. 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new class of ADAs participated in the Middlesex New Prosecutors Orientation and Training Program. This extensive training provides the ADAs with the skills and knowledge necessary to reduce recidivism and create healthier communities through crime prevention and intervention initiatives such as restorative justice, pre-arraignment diversion, juvenile court and community policing. The training also included discussions with prosecutors, defense attorneys, paralegals and victim-witness advocates about systemic racism, bail policy, community impacts on law enforcement and criminal law.

The Middlesex district attorney’s office serves the largest county in New England, covering 54 cities and towns across 12 district courts, four juvenile courts and two superior courts. The office’s core mission is to protect and serve the people who work, live and raise their families in Middlesex County, while being committed to innovative crime prevention and intervention initiatives. The office regularly partners with community groups, social service providers, medical professionals, private industry leaders and law enforcement officials to address a variety of public safety issues.

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