Featured

Home|Featured

Job Opportunity: Director of Victim Services (Seattle, WA)

The Director of Victim Services (DVS) in King County, Washington is a brand new, three-year term-limited position within the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (PAO). This position is open both internally and externally.  Internal candidates can send me a resume and cover letter by the closing date on Monday, March 23rd.  All external candidates must

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00March 4th, 2020|Featured, Job Postings|Comments Off on Job Opportunity: Director of Victim Services (Seattle, WA)

Become a BJA Application Peer Reviewer

BJA is now seeking peer reviewers for funding applications. This is remote work and will involve 5-15 applications over a two-week period. Anyone interested in applying should email BJAreviewer@ojp.usdoj.gov with subject line "Peer Reviewer Candidate Resume" and include a current resume/CV. For more information, visit https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/media/news/become-bja-application-peer-reviewer.

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00February 28th, 2020|Featured, Highlights|Comments Off on Become a BJA Application Peer Reviewer

Lake County domestic violence prosecutor focuses on victims

Anyone who has suffered the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or even partner strangulation, may be glad to have Molly Owen in their corner. A prosecutor with the Lake County District Attorney’s Office since October 2018, Owen specializes in bringing domestic violence and related cases to justice. Since then, she and her team,

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00February 27th, 2020|Domestic Violence, Featured, Featured Prosecutor, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Lake County domestic violence prosecutor focuses on victims

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

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

Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores’ sale of cats, dogs

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland’s newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs and cats by retail pet stores By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit that challenged Maryland's newly enacted ban on the sale of dogs

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00February 12th, 2020|Animal Cruelty, Featured, Highlights, Legislative News|Comments Off on Judge upholds Maryland ban on pet stores’ sale of cats, dogs

NIJ FY2020 Drugs and Crime Solicitation Announcement

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime Fiscal Year 2020 Solicitation:  https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17275.pdf Applications Due: April 20, 2020 NIJ's Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00February 7th, 2020|Featured|Comments Off on NIJ FY2020 Drugs and Crime Solicitation Announcement

Safety & Justice Challenge: Rethink Jails

For far too long, the misuse and overuse of jails has imperiled individuals, damages families, and weakens communities. We are committed to changing that. APA has worked diligently with prosecution teams across the country to support the development of forward-looking, smart solutions to safely reduce local jail populations and address racial disparities in the system.

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00February 5th, 2020|Featured, Highlights, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Safety & Justice Challenge: Rethink Jails

Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Determination Before the Supreme Court

Last Monday, October 7, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for a case that could provide a definitive structure for states regarding non-unanimous petit jury verdicts. Ramos v. Louisiana may provide clarity to an earlier decision which required federal juries to come to a unanimous verdict, but conceded to state juries the ability to come

By |2020-06-25T22:02:16+00:00October 16th, 2019|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Determination Before the Supreme Court

SF district attorney unveils recidivism data project; convictions of serious crimes often lead to rearrests

View Original Story Nearly half of people convicted of crimes in San Francisco were arrested again within three years, and offenders who committed violent crimes, burglaries and other felony property crimes were even more likely to come back through the criminal justice system. But people busted for drunken driving in the city rarely saw the

By |2020-06-25T22:02:16+00:00October 8th, 2019|Featured, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on SF district attorney unveils recidivism data project; convictions of serious crimes often lead to rearrests

High inmate numbers in South Dakota highlights need for criminal justice reform

View Original Story at KOTA TV RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Criminal justice reform is a hot-button topic across the nation, and a pillar in several 2020 presidential candidates' platforms. And we're not immune from high inmate numbers here at home. South Dakota jails more people per capita than any other state, according to a

By |2020-06-25T22:02:16+00:00October 4th, 2019|Featured, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on High inmate numbers in South Dakota highlights need for criminal justice reform
Go to Top