Community Relations & Public Information

Community Outreach

It is of great importance to District Attorney John Flynn that his office fosters and maintains positive relationships with the communities it serves. Danielle D’Abate, Special Assistant to District Attorney/Community Prosecution & Training Bureau, serves as the primary liaison between the DA’s Office and the residents of Erie County. Special Assistant D’Abate is responsible for attending block club meetings and other community engagement forums to answer questions and gather information on constituent concerns.

We strive to both serve and connect with our community. Special Assistant D'Abate also coordinates volunteer opportunities for the office, including organizing school supply drives, serving hot meals to those in-need during the holidays, and participating in neighborhood clean-ups and beautification projects at municipal housing complexes, etc.

School Programs

District Attorney Flynn established the School Critical Incident Initiative, assigning an Assistant District Attorney to each public school district in Erie County. Our prosecutors work with school administrators and law enforcement to ensure a fast, comprehensive investigative response to any circumstance that presents a threat to students, staff or school property.

As part of our efforts to educate our youth and prevent crime, the Community Prosecution and Training Bureau offers presentations for students on various issues that impact schools, including cyberbullying, threats, driving while intoxicated, and gun violence. The program is open to any school located within Erie County. Presenations can be modified for any grade level. To request that a prosecutor speak with students on a criminal justice-related topic, please e-mail

Public Information

The Erie County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing accurate information to the public and media. It is a priority for District Attorney Flynn to keep the community informed about high-profile cases and other criminal justice matters that impact the residents of Erie County.

Kaitlyn Munro serves as the Public Information Officer who is responsible for responding to all media inquiries and disseminating information to the public. If you are member of the media who is seeking information about a criminal case or would like to request an interview with Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, please contact Kaitlyn Munro, PIO, at 716-858-2529 or by e-mail to