“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.

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+00:00March 9th, 2020|Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Tularosa couple convicted of child abuse, animal cruelty to serve 10 years in prison

ALAMOGORDO – A Tularosa couple were sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised probation in 12th Judicial District Court for child abuse and extreme cruelty to animals Monday. Sandra Quick, 30, and Allan Quick, 31, were facing almost 52 years in prison but 12th Judicial District Judge Angie K. Schneider

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles Police Department and ALTO US Announce New Crime Fighting Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- They strike quickly, criminals who are becoming increasingly more brazen and dangerous as they grab highly sought-after product from store shelves, ripping off retailers and reselling it for financial gain. Organized retail crime (ORC) is happening more often and cost the overall U.S. retail economy $49.8 billion in losses

By |2018-10-05T14:00:05+00:00October 5th, 2018|Featured, Highlights, Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|0 Comments
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