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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

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

 
San Bernardino County DA releases second quarter gang stats
7/31/14
Gang-related crime weighs heavy on the minds of some who live in San Bernardino County, including District Attorney Michael Ramos.  “I have made the investigation and prosecution of criminal gang members in San Bernardino County a top priority, and I will continue to do so alongside our partners in law enforcement,” Ramos said Wednesday in a written statement. “From the senseless murders to the drive-by shootings and drug trafficking we see on our streets across the county, we will continue to chip away at the gang infrastructure by prosecuting this criminal behavior to the fullest extent of the law.”  Ramos’ office released the second-quarter gang prosecution statistics.
sbsun.com

 
Who's watching the kids when parents get arrested?
7/31/14
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and police officials across the nation are directing their agencies to deal with thousands of children who are left behind following the arrests of parents, from surprise raids at family homes to roadside traffic stops.  Few law enforcement agencies have policies that specifically address the continuing care of children after such arrests, despite an estimated 1.7 million children who have at least one parent in prison, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The number of children jumps to about 2.7 million when parents detained in local jails are included.  "This is one of those situations whose time has come,'' Deputy Attorney General James Cole said in an interview with USA TODAY.
USA Today"

 
 
 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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