Scholarship Application for 2021 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit Released

Apply Today! Scholarship Application for 2021 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit Released (Washington, DC Jul. 14, 2021) -- The 2021 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit is being held October 12-15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by the Police, Treatment, and Community Collaboration (PTACC), this innovative summit will bring together first

2021-07-14T17:18:26-04:00July 14th, 2021|APA In The News, News|Comments Off on Scholarship Application for 2021 PTACC Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Training Summit Released

Measures for Justice, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Tableau Foundation bringing data, community engagement investments to criminal justice reform movement

Press Release: Measures for Justice, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Tableau Foundation bringing data, community engagement investments to criminal justice reform movement Read the PDF Version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Partnership to scale use of racial data, analytics by prosecutors offices to advance transparency and accountability  Rochester, NY (11 MAY 2021)-- Measures for Justice, the

2021-05-11T12:32:24-04:00May 11th, 2021|Announcements, APA In The News, Featured, Prosecutorial Dashboards, Technology|Comments Off on Measures for Justice, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, and Tableau Foundation bringing data, community engagement investments to criminal justice reform movement

Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority

Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Washington, DC (Dec. 3, 2020) – Today, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the national Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), and the Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) issued the

2020-12-03T21:36:03-05:00December 3rd, 2020|APA In The News, COVID-19, Featured, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority

APA and Partners Call on Congress to Address Catastrophic Cuts to VOCA

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2020-10-20T16:48:46-04:00October 20th, 2020|APA In The News, Featured, Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on APA and Partners Call on Congress to Address Catastrophic Cuts to VOCA

“It’s Time to Replace Arrests with a Public Health Response to COVID”

Why multidisciplinary teams are recommending a public health approach to the criminal justice system in light of COVID--a follow up to the "Public Health Pathways" document: Read this document in PDF form here.

2020-07-22T22:34:57-04:00June 18th, 2020|APA In The News, Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on “It’s Time to Replace Arrests with a Public Health Response to COVID”

Press Release: National Groups Issue Guidance for Incorporating Public Health Approaches into the Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PDF VERSION MEDIA CONTACT Sasha Beatty, Deputy General Counsel sasha.beatty@apainc.org (202) 743-0346 May 27, 2020   National Groups Issue Guidance for Incorporating Public Health Approaches into the Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19 and Beyond A group of national organizations, including the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,

2020-07-23T16:50:49-04:00May 27th, 2020|APA In The News, Featured, Prosecutorial News, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Press Release: National Groups Issue Guidance for Incorporating Public Health Approaches into the Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19 and Beyond

Update: Conviction Rates

Recently, APA provided some insight into the issue of conviction rates through a published letter. In addition to this letter, APA would like to provide some further clarity as to why conviction rates are not an accurate measure of prosecutorial performance. Conviction Rates Definition A conviction is a legal declaration that someone is guilty of

2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|APA In The News, Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Update: Conviction Rates

Do The Nation’s Prosecutors Need Help?

Despite their undeniable power over criminal cases, many prosecutors are overworked, understaffed, and in need of guidance from researchers. That was how some experts portrayed them at a conference held Thursday by the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Sciences. The committee has sponsored studies of many criminal justice issues over

2018-10-22T14:55:20-04:00October 22nd, 2018|APA In The News, Featured|Comments Off on Do The Nation’s Prosecutors Need Help?
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