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9th National Prosecution Summit: Innovative Prosecution and Community Safety
6/02/14
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Center for Court Innovation (CCI), will host the 9th National Prosecution Summit: Innovative Prosecution and Community Safety from September 22-24, 2014 in Dallas, TX. The summit and lodging will take place at the Adolphus Hotel.  **Please click here to register.**

To view the draft agenda click here.  Further details regarding the summit agenda will follow. 

Seats are limited. Click here to reserve your hotel room today.
 

High Performance Prosecution Mentoring Sites
6/01/14
APA and the U.S. DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance are seeking applications for High Performance Prosecution Mentoring Sites. Selected jurisdictions will serve as mentoring sites to other offices across the nation interested in embracing data-driven problem-solving strategies or innovative prosecutorial practices. APA, in consultation with the U.S. DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation, will be selecting up to ten HPP mentor sites. Apply for HPP Mentor Site status here

For a full description of mentoring site benefits and responsibilities click here. To download a hard copy of the application to be used in preparation of applying please click here.
 

 Current News

Community Prosecutions Credited With Drops In Crime
8/01/14
Placing prosecutors in a neighborhood instead of a courtroom is a different kind of "law and order." A University of Chicago law professor says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.
NPR

 
Mass. Lawmakers Compromise To Strengthen Domestic Violence Laws
8/01/14
BOSTON — Domestic violence legislation that creates a first offense domestic violence assault and battery charge, establishes a domestic violence offender registry, and provides education for judges and prosecutors about cycles of abuse was finalized by lawmakers late Wednesday.  The bill, set to come up for a final vote on Thursday, also requires a six-hour “cooling off” period before anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge can be arraigned and bailed from jail, in the hopes of de-escalating a situation, or giving a victim time to seek safety.
wbur.org

 
Phone ‘Kill-Switch’ Would Save Billions, Says DA
7/31/14
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón released a statement today saying that a kill-switch for smart phones would save consumers billions of dollars by deterring the rapidly increasing theft of cell phones:  As the epidemic of smartphone theft continues to grow, so do the profits insurance companies and carriers reap off the victimization of their own customers. The common sense theft deterrent features we have been advocating for will not only save millions of people from violent victimization, it will also save consumers billions of dollars.
sfgate.com

 
 
 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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