Community Prosecution encourages collaboration between prosecutors, criminal justice partners and the community to create safer neighborhoods. APA in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Center for Court Innovation developed community prosecution principles to provide prosecutors with the requisite skills to strengthen links between the criminal justice system and the community while promoting partnership building and encouraging problem-solving strategies.
APA provides on-site technical assistance visits for local prosecutor’s offices, conducts webinar trainings, hosts national conferences and maintains a Community Prosecution email forum. APA is also dedicated to providing current information to prosecutors and their criminal justice partners through quarterly newsletters and other publications focused on community prosecution.
Community Prosecution Publications
Since comprehensive, community-based data driven approaches are required to prevent and reduce violent crime, APA provides prosecutors with the necessary support and training to enhance their ability to implement the key principles of community prosecution.