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APA and BJA Release Latest Edition of Lex Quod Ordo Newsletter
Welcome to the latest edition of Lex Quod Ordo (Law and Order), APA’s quarterly newsletter dedicated to high performance prosecution. This fall has been a busy and productive time at APA, and we look forward to sharing with you our recent projects and successes. Most recently, APA, in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), hosted the 9th National Prosecution Summit in Dallas, Texas on September 22- 24.


Smart Prosecution Practices: Seven Recommendations to Integrate Science and Justice
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys has published a framework for the “high performance” prosecutor that includes “integrating the progression of forensic science and technology into criminal investigations and trial courtrooms.


 Current News

Middlesex Massachusetts District Attorney Launches Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign
Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan announced a new county-wide Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign to reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death at Winchester Hospital on Dec. 11.

In attendance were nearly 100 community partners from the fields of law enforcement, healthcare, social services and child welfare.

Winchester Star

Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney Sutter Elected Mayor of Fall River
Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter won a crowded, unusual mayoral race in Fall River on Tuesday night, setting the stage for his possible departure as the county’s top prosecutor before former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez stands trial for murder next month.

According to unofficial results the city released Tuesday tonight, Sutter won an eight-way race for the corner office, capturing just over 6,000 votes. The current mayor, William A. Flanagan, finished second with just under 4,400 votes.

Boston Globe

Bittersweet Holiday Tradition Helps Families Honor Crime Victims
Two-year-old Makynlee Patton was not yet born when her grandmother, Jeanie Patton, died as a result of a sniper’s bullet.

This year marks the first Christmas that Mary Lou Morrison will spend without her only brother, George A. Molle Jr., who was murdered in his Kanawha City home.

The fourth annual Angel Tree Lighting Ceremony was held Monday morning in the Kanawha County prosecutor’s office to remember homicide victims as well as families whose lives were shattered in the wake of tragedy.

Charleston Daily Mail

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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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