District Attorney Kelly Callihan is a lifelong resident of Cambria County. She graduated from Westmont Hilltop High School in 1986, Penn State University in 1990 and the Dickinson School of Law in 1993. She serves on the training faculty of the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association prosecutor's school, and she previously served as an Adjunct Professor in the Criminology Department at Mount Aloysius College.
Kelly has served as District Attorney since January 2010. She was hired as the first full-time Assistant District Attorney in Cambria County in February 1996. Prior to working in the District Attorney's Office, Kelly served as a full-time Law Clerk to former President Judge Gerard Long and as a Juvenile Master Hearing Officer in juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings.
She is chairman of the newly-formed Cambria County Special Emergency Response Team Board, the Cambria County Drug Task Force, Cambria County DUI Task Force, the Cambria County Elder Abuse Task Force and three crime victim rights and services boards. She is also a member of the Cambria County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Cambria County Prison Board, and Cambria County Major Case Team. Finally, she is a founding member of the newly-created Cambria County Sexual Assault Response Team.
Kelly remains committed to our school prevention programs. She designed and implemented an underage drinking and teen driving safety program which is administered to every 9th grade class in the county. In addition, this office participates in a 6th grade drug prevention program, and has been called upon to educate teachers and school administrators in the detection of drugs. Recently, Kelly signed on to assist in the area summer Youth Fairs conducted by the Cambria County Court. She has personally visited over 15 playgrounds to talk to kids about remaining drug-free and making good choices. Subsequently, she is the chairman of the newly-formed 2011 School Outreach Subcommittee of the Cambria County Criminal Justice Advisory Board.