The Executive Division of the United States Attorney's Office comprises the senior management team, the Training Unit, and the Victim-Witness Assistance Unit. The senior management team includes the United States Attorney, the First Assistant United States Attorney, the Executive Assistant United States Attorney, the Counselor to the United States Attorney, and the Special Counsel to the United States Attorney. Working closely with the leaders of the Administrative, Appellate, Asset Forfeiture, Civil, and Criminal Divisions, the senior management team oversees and supports the litigation, operations, and administration of the entire District.
The Training Unit within the Executive Division provides professional development opportunities for employees of the United States Attorney's Office. To carry out its mission, the Training Unit sponsors frequent in-house training events that educate AUSAs on a wide variety of substantive and procedural legal issues and provide AUSAs with practical advice on the application of the law to their cases. In addition, the Training Unit sponsors in-house training events for support staff on issues that specifically relate to their duties; ensures employee compliance with mandatory Department of Justice training directives; coordinates and facilitates employee attendance at outside training events, including courses offered by the Department of Justice National Advocacy Center; and provides in-house reference banks and resource materials for both attorneys and support staff.
The Victim Witness Assistance Unit represents the interests of the government and of the victims and witnesses of crime. The United States Attorney's Office provides support to victims and witnesses throughout the prosecution of a criminal matter. Among other services, the Victim Witness Assistance Unit notifies victims of case events, directs them to the services they need to assist them in recovering, and assists victims and witnesses with travel accommodations. In addition, the Victim Witness Assistance Unit helps victims and witnesses understand the criminal justice process.