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October Final Friday's Webinar
Please join us for APA's latest "Final Friday's" webinar on Friday, October 31, 2014, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT, "Going Forward Without The Victim: Evidence-Based Prosecution of Domestic Violence" which will examine evidence-based prosecution and enable prosecutors to try domestic violence cases where the victim is absent. The presenters will discuss tools and strategies for successfully prosecuting these difficult cases and the practical steps necessary to achieve success.  APA is seeking one credit of Continuing Legal Education credit from the State of Virginia for this webinar and can help attorney attendees qualify this webinar for CLE credit in their own jurisdictions.

**Please click HERE to register.**

The Office of the Attorney General of Virginia Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting
The Office of the Attorney General of Virginia Law Enforcement Conference on Combating Animal Fighting, sponsored by ASPCA and hosted by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the German Club on the campus of Virginia Tech.



 Current News

Louisville Kentucky Police Launch Real Time Crime Center
Louisville Metro Police plan to launch a new Real Time Crime Center on Sunday that will monitor the city for potential crime and provide crucial real-time information to officers responding to crime scenes.

The center, staffed by nine civilian crime analysts, is one result of the mob violence that struck downtown and shook the community in March.

Louisville Courier-Journal

Jill Lee Sworn In As First Female District Attorney In Shelby County
COLUMBIANA–It’s been 21 years since Shelby County last swore in a district attorney and on Monday, Oct. 27 Jill Lee became the first female sworn in as the new Shelby County district attorney.

Lee is taking over the responsibilities of Robby Owens who retired as district attorney last month. Lee had previously served as Owens chief assistant district attorney for more than 10 years before being appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley on Sept. 12.

Shelby County Reporter

Hawaii Prosecutors Gather For Statewide Domestic Violence Training
LIHUE, Hawaii —Prosecutors from across the state gathered at the County of Kaua'i Emergency Operations Center last week for a two-day training on the prosecution of domestic violence cases.

"October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we in Hawai'i's criminal justice community are committed to eliminating domestic violence and family abuse in our community," said Prosecuting Attorney Justin F. Kollar.

The training featured presenters from each of the four county prosecutor's offices in Hawaii, as well as the state Department of the Attorney General, the Kaua'i Victim/Witness Program, and the Kaua'i Police Department.


 Technical Assistance

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys provides 24/7 technical assistance and professional case consultation to prosecutors. Please submit requests to the following email and you will be contacted within 24 hours: info@apainc.org

 About APA

APA was incorporated to act as a global forum for the exchange of ideas, allow prosecutors to collaborate with all criminal justice partners, conduct timely and effective technical assistance and provide access to technology for the enhancement of the prosecutorial function.

In addition, APA will serve as a model organization and an advocate for prosecutors on emerging issues related to the administration of justice.

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