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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

Man Gets 15 Years in Attack on Prosecutor's Office
Alan Leroy McVay hoped to delay the three-year burglary sentence he was facing last year. His idea was to destroy the records of his case by detonating a 7-gallon propane tank hurled through the window of the prosecutor's office. His plot fizzled. The device broke a window, but it didn't get into the office and didn't explode. Prosecutors said the case could have been reconstructed from digital files anyway. On Monday in federal court at Medford, McVay was sentenced to five times the burglary sentence: 15 years. He agreed in May to a plea deal on a charge of malicious destruction of property by explosion.
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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio
It's almost 4 p.m., and police officers Ernest Stevens and Ned Bandoske have been driving around town in their unmarked, black SUV since early this morning. The officers are part of San Antonio's mental health squad – a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may be an issue. The officers spot a call for help on their laptop from a group home across town. "A male individual put a blanket on fire this morning," Stevens reads from the blotter. "He's arguing ... and is a danger to himself and others. He's off his medications." A few minutes later, the SUV pulls up in front of the group home. A thin 24-year-old sits on a wooden bench out back, wearing a black hoodie.

Fighting 'anti-snitching' culture: Fear of testifying an issue in cases
Fifteen years ago, Angela Lyles saw Michael Miller shoot her friend Shawnita Campbell in the backseat of a car parked near Coolidge Avenue in Columbus. But when prosecutors needed her to testify in the murder case, she was nowhere to be found.  Lyles said she fled because the night of the April 12, 1999, shooting, two of Miller's friends took her picture. And the next day Miller told her: "Yeah, I got a picture of you. ... You already know what I'm capable of doing. ... Don't say sh-- about me. ... I'll kill you and your whole damn family."  A day later, Lyles hopped on a bus and fled town.[More]
 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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