The group follows issues affecting prosecutors nationwide, both at the federal and state level. Dankelson says the appointment is a good chance to learn what's happening with cases in other parts of the country.
"What I have found in meeting prosecutors from all around the country is that we all deal with the same issues. But going to these meetings, you learn some new and innovative ways that folks have dealt with those issues that maybe we haven't thought of yet," said Dean Dankelson, Jasper County Prosecutor.
The group meets three times a year, including lobbying lawmakers in Washington D.C.