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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

Alexandria Police introduce new crime info app
ALEXANDRIA, Va.  – The Alexandria Police Department is going high tech with a new way for residents to protect and educate themselves about crime in their neighborhoods. The Alexandria Police Department is going high tech with a new way for residents to protect and educate themselves about crime in their neighborhoods. Before, if you wanted more information about a crime that occurred in the City of Alexandria, you could get it using the department’s clunky search engine—it just wasn’t easy. Or, you’d have to go to the police station, find the right person, and have them pull a report on the crime you were looking for. Now, all you need is your smartphone.

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Issues statement regarding Michael Brown case
St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has issued a news release in response to the constant protesting of his office, the African American community’s perception that he lacks the ability to be unbiased and the demands that he recuse himself from the Michael Brown case.
The St. Louis American

Officials call for stronger law on illegal gun possession
As a group of law-enforcement and elected officials called yesterday for a mandatory two-year sentence for people convicted of illegally carrying a firearm, kids in the South Philadelphia neighborhood watched and played. It was a beautiful, sunny day. But on Aug. 1, horror enveloped the area after Tynirah Borum, 3, who was getting her hair braided on a porch on Etting Street near Dickinson, was fatally shot.

 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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