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,

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Coronavirus Update

This page will serve as a living resource for prosecutors and prosecution teams in the face of this unprecedented global event. Please bookmark this page as we will continue to add resources over the coming weeks. APA Event Updates DV CONFERENCE STATUS: CANCELED CONVICTION INTEGRITY SUMMIT STATUS: CANCELED CAPITAL LITIGATION REGIONAL CONFERENCE STATUS: CANCELED OTHER

By |2020-07-23T16:49:44-04:00March 9th, 2020|Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Coronavirus Update

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 |2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00March 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 |2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00February 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 |2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00February 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

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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 |2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00February 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 |2020-06-25T22:02:15-04:00February 7th, 2020|Featured|Comments Off on NIJ FY2020 Drugs and Crime Solicitation Announcement
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