Ana Malafu-Eliesa is the Victim Witness Administrator for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, NV and is responsible for the management and operations of the Victim Witness Division.
Ana was born in Tonga and raised in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Utah and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration Executive Program from Brigham Young University in Utah.
Prior to joining Clark County District Attorney’s office in 2020, Ms. Malafu-Eliesa served as the Director of Victim Witness Division in the Maui County Prosecuting Attorney in Hawaii. There, Ms. Malafu-Eliesa collaborated with local, State and Federal sources to meet the needs of the victims. She represented the Maui Prosecutors on many committees and statewide multidisciplinary teams.
In 2017, Ana developed and organized a two-day symposium for Maui County on Meeting the Needs of Victims Survivors and Affected Communities: Coordinated and Collaborative Response to Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes. Ms. Malafu-Eliesa also partnered with Honolulu FBI Victim Specialist to plan and coordinate a domestic violence and sex assault symposium for the entire Pacific Island region (Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Hawaii, and Confederated States) which was hosted on Maui, Hawaii.
She has worked in the criminal justice field for over 20 years as a Community Violence Program Manager for Maui County, counselor to juvenile offenders, outreach counselor to at-risk youth and their families, and as a program coordinator for Salt Lake County Government Economic Development/Youth Services Division in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I am proud to be able to lead the Victim Witness Assistance Center and the amazing Victim Witness Advocates and staff here in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Being a victim of crime can be a very stressful and difficult experience. While most people are naturally resilient and over time find ways to cope and adjust, many have a difficult time getting back to normal. The impact can be life changing to the individual affected and their entire family, neighborhood and, sometimes, the community.
Our Victim Witness Specialists are part of the prosecution team and are specially trained to provide trauma-informed care during the criminal prosecution. Victim Witness Assistance Center staff can provide a variety of services to help victims during all phases of a court case and provide resources and referrals to help reduce the damage the effects of crime can have on a victim and their family.”