Bronx DA: Bronx Prosecutor to Receive Thomas E. Dewey Medal


ADA Christine Scaccia Will Be Honored By New York City Bar Association


Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that Assistant District Attorney Christine Scaccia is a recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal from the New York City Bar Association.


          District Attorney Clark said, “Christine, who is Chief of the Homicide Bureau, has worked tirelessly to end gang violence in the Bronx. She has served in our Office for nearly three decades bringing justice to many families of homicide victims. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of shootings soared, her devotion, compassion and exceptional work for the people of the Bronx never faltered. She completely deserves this prestigious award.”


         ADA Scaccia joined the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in 1991, starting her career in the Criminal Court Bureau where she prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor cases between 1991 and 1992. Scaccia went on to prosecute over 85 felony trials and more than 40 homicide trials. She also conducted and led numerous long-term investigations to dismantle gangs, drug trafficking and other criminal networks. ADA Scaccia graduated from Fordham University in 1988 and received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in 1991.

        The Dewey award is given annually to an outstanding prosecutor in each of the city’s five District Attorney’s Offices and in the Office of the City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor. It is named for Thomas E. Dewey, the gang-busting prosecutor who was elected District Attorney of New York County in 1937 and later became governor of New York.


ADA Scaccia will be honored during a virtual ceremony this evening.

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