CDAIA Membership

cdaia02All SDDAIA members are also members of the California District Attorney Investigator’s Association (CDAIA).

Over the past 45 years, the CDAIA has worked to form closer relationships between District Attorney’s Investigation Units throughout California and the Western United States.  Our members understand that the investigation and gathering of evidence relating to criminal offenses is a responsibility which is inseparable from the District Attorney’s prosecutorial function and that the District Attorney and our membership is charged with the duty of investigation as well as prosecuting criminal activity.  Our membership in this organization is vital to ensure we have the best trainied investigators in the state.

SDDAIA members attend CDAIA training and conferences on a regular basis, including conferences and symposiums. The District Attorney's Office supports and funds membership for all SDDAIA members to join the CDAIA.

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If any members have any CDAIA related questions, please contact CDAIA Board Member Mel Sosa.  Mel was elected to the CDAIA board in January 2016. If you would like to send a general e-mail to all Executive Board members the link is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CDAIA Academic Scholarships

CDAIA Academic Scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors. Any graduating senior who is the child of an active dues paying member of the CDAIA is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  The student must be a graduating senior with at least a 2.5 GPA and plan to attend an accredited college or university and take at least nine semester units.  

When the application period is open, you will be notified by CDAIA.  (Please see attachments for further details)  The application may be downloaded by going to the CDAIA website at  If you experience difficulties downloading the application please feel free to call Lisa at (559) 600-3159 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will get an application to you. The applications will be reviewed at our second quarterly CDAIA board meeting.  The winners will be notified in writing and funds dispensed upon proof of enrollment.

If you are interested please contact me for more information.

Regards, Mel Sosa