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9th National Prosecution Summit: Innovative Prosecution and Community Safety
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
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

Brooklyn prosecutors identify 14 more cases handled by disgraced former NYPD Detective
Brooklyn prosecutors have identified 14 additional cases handled by a now-tainted detective, expanding their unprecedented convictions review, the borough’s top lawman said Tuesday.  The new discovery put the number of re-examined cases tied to retired detective Louis Scarcella at 71, district attorney Kenneth Thompson told the Daily News Editorial Board.  They comprise the majority of over 100 cases being looked at by a Conviction Review Unit, which has already cleared seven wrongfully convicted murder defendants this year, four of whom were brought down by Scarcella.

DA's office gets 1st conviction under new sex trafficking law
LAS VEGAS – Clark County district attorney’s office says it has secured the first jury verdict of guilty under Nevada’s new sex trafficking law.  Edrick Dillard, 38, was found guilty Wednesday of sex trafficking, living from the earnings of a prostitute and preventing/dissuading a witness from testifying.   Through Assembly Bill 67, which took effect July 1, 2013, the Sex Trafficking charge was established as a category B felony and carries a minimum term of three years in prison, and a maximum of 10 years. Previously, the maximum charge under the law was Pandering and the penalty was one to five years in prison.  Chief Deputy District Attorney Marc Schifalacqua and Deputy District Attorney Chris Burton were the prosecutors on this case.
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Green Country district attorney to continue with large drug busts
OKMULGEE, Okla. — Law enforcement in Okmulgee and McIntosh Counties are cracking down on illegal drugs, and they have the number to prove it.  The district attorney for both of those counties tells FOX23 he wants to continue cracking down on drugs through large drug busts, but this coming fiscal year, he would like to see that same team be used to combat violent crime.

 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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