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Community Prosecution and Violent Crime

Community Prosecution and Violent Crime
Since comprehensive, community-based data driven approaches are required to prevent and reduce violent crime, APA provides prosecutors with the necessary support and training to enhance their ability to implement the key principles of community prosecution.

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Publications
Harnessing Science 
Smart Prosecution Practices: Seven Recommendations to Integrate Science and Justice
Robust Criminal Justice Data Sharing 
Robust Criminal Justice System Data Sharing: A Toolkit for 12 Smart Practices for Prosecutors
Implementing a Geographic Community-Based Prosecution Model in Philadelphia  
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), APA has produced the monograph Implementing a Geographic Community-Based Prosecution Model in Philadelphia.  This document, written by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, details the implementation of geographic prosecution and highlights the benefits, lessons and results of the criminal justice reform.
Choosing Performance Indicators for Your Community Prosecution Initiative 
Choosing Performance Indicators for Your Community Prosecution Initiative is the second publication in the Prosecutor's Report series. This report attempts to synthesize the various goals that community prosecution initiatives have adopted, identifies the objectives associated with these goals, and develops performance measures that can be used to evaluate whether those goals and objectives are met.
Community Prosecution: A Decade into the 21st Century 
This document is the inaugural publication of the Prosecutor's Report produced by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). This Report, Community Prosecution: A Decade into the 21st Century, is the product of APA's Community Prosecution Advisory Council and examines the evolution of Community Prosecution from its origins to the present while providing some direction for the future.
A Framework for High Performance Prosecutorial Services 
APA in partnership with U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has published A Framework for High Performance Prosecutorial Services.  This monograph is aimed at uncovering the current state of prosecutorial roles and needs and the strategies that prosecutors are employing to meet the growing expectations of their communities. This document also identifies four additional components in which prosecutors should examine beyond trial advocacy to ensure their offices are delivering high performing prosecutorial services.

Community Prosecution Manuals
Community Prosecution and Serious Crime 
How can community prosecution improve responses to serious and violent crime? This report answers that question by looking at the experience of several jurisdicitons.
Community Prosecution Planning and Implementation Workbook 
Manual published by American Prosecutors Research Institute outlining how to identify key objectives and goals for a community prosecution program as well as how to successfully implement a community prosecution strategy.
Community Prosecution Techniques to Reduce Drug-Related Gang Activity 
Community prosecution manual focused specifically on how to reduce drug crimes associated with gangs, including policies that focus on targeting public spaces, private property, and gang hot-spots.
From the Courtroom to the Community: Ethics and Liability Issues for the Community Prosecutor 
An American Prosecutors Research Institution publication detailing specific ethical issues that arise in a community prosecutor or prosecutor as a leader in public safety role, including impartiality, due process, displacement and others.
Just Look What You've Done: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Community Prosecution 
Community Prosecution publication by the American Prosecutors Research Institute focusing on the effectiveness of three community prosecution efforts.
Lessons From the Field: Ten Community Prosecution Leadership Profiles 
Manual from Center for Court Innovation and American Prosecutors Research Institute highlighting ten jurisdictions across the country and their successful and innovative community prosecution programs.
The Changing Nature of Prosecution: Community Prosecution vs. Traditional Prosecution Approaches 
This manual from the American Prosecutor's Research Institute lays out the Key Elements of Community Prosecution and provides a definition for the role of Community Prosecutor.  Suggestions for how to combat youth loitering, fighting and drinking, neighborhood crime and nuisance crime, and drug sales and drug houses through community prosecution are also explored.
What Does It Mean to Practice Community Prosecution: Organizational, Functional and Philosophical Changes 
American Prosecutors Research Institute's manual on organizational and functional changes within prosecutor's offices to better implement community prosection ideals.

Lex Quod Ordo Newsletters
Volume 4, Issue 4 
In this edition, Heidi Altman and Angie Junck of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition reflect upon the role of the prosecutor when a noncitizen faces the possibility of deportation, the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) discusses the significance of the use of pseudonyms in criminal cases and we provide initial information about this September’s 9th National Community Prosecution Summit.
Volume 4, Issue 2/3 
In this edition, we discuss the 8th National Community Prosecution Summit, highlight the Not In Our Town (NIOT) campaign and discuss Denver’s 100th DNA cold case filing. We will also share words from Wayne Pearson, of Multnomah County's DA Office, as he looks back on his 23-year career as a Community Prosecutor, in light of his upcoming retirement.
Volume 4, Issue 1 
In the latest edition of Lex Quod Ordo, we report on the 8th National Community Prosecution Summit coming up in September, highlight a new quality of life Program out of St. Paul, Minnesota, examine the successful implementation of the Drug Market Initiative in Austin, Texas and review the expanded Community Prosecution Program in Dallas, Texas.
Volume 3, Issue 4 
In this edition you will learn about the Innovations in Criminal Justice Summit II, receive an update on San Francisco District Attorney’s Office’s Neighborhood Prosecution Initiative, and learn about prosecuting cases of sexual assault in confinement from Viktoria Kristiansson of AEquitas.
Volume 3, Issue 3 
In this edition you will learn about using risk and need assessments to reduce offender recidivism, hear an update about the community prosecution program of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington D.C., and learn about Project Clean Slate from Portland, Oregon.
Volume 3, Issue 2 
This edition recaps our 7th National Community Prosecution Conference, highlights APA's site visit to Portland Maine's Police Department, and provides an update on Fulton County's (Atlanta) recent community prosecution efforts.
Volume 3, Issue 1 
This edition features an article on the anti-trafficking efforts of neighborhood prosecutors in Portland, OR; news of recent trainings and publications of APA; and a summary of the 2012 International Conference of Community Courts.
Volume 2, Issue 4 
In this edition of APA's Community Prosecution newsletter, please find an article on one of the Kings County (Brooklyn, NY) District Attorney's Office's reentry programs, a review of APA's recent Flash Mobs webinar training, a highlight of the Marion County Prosecutor's Office's Cybersafe program and announcements for upcoming trainings in 2012.
Volume 2, Issue 3 
This issue reflects upon some of APA and our partners’ accomplishments that have taken place this year in the field of community prosecution and highlights three innovative programs.
Volume 2, Issue 2 
This issue includes articles regarding mental health courts and prisoner residential reentry centers.
Volume 2, Issue 1 
This edition highlights innovative CP programs taking place in Denver, Indianapolis and Chicago, among others. We would like to thank and recognize the prosecutors who contributed to this newsletter.
Volume 1, Issue 4 
This edition introduces the APA's new Community Prosecution Director Robert Hood, reveals the APA's planned map of community prosecution offices, and celebrates the birthdays of two large community courts.
Volume 1, Issue 3 
This edition discusses the 6th National Community Prosecution Conference, the DC Pretrial Services use of community prosecution to determine which individuals that were appropriate for release, and gives a quick look at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office's new community action centers.
Volume 1, Issue 2 
This edition explores the Marion County (Indianapolis) spike in burglaries and how they addressed the issue through community prosecution, the Denver District Attorney's Office consolidation of various programs into their Special Programs Unit, and a look at the U.S. Attorney's Office sponsored step team as an example of excellent community outreach.
Volume 1, Issue 1 
This edition covers Rockland County's D.A. Thomas P. Zugibe's model program for maximizing graduation rates of at risk students, and a snapshot of the King's County District Attorney's Office sponsored little league baseball team.

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