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

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By |2020-10-20T16:48:46+00:00October 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

Weekly News Article Highlights

This feature provides weekly curation of interesting and important criminal justice/prosecutorial developments around the country. Pennington County Sheriff's Office releases 2019 Annual Report: https://www.newscenter1.tv/pennington-county-sheriffs-office-releases-2019-annual-report/ Among other things, there has been a decrease in pharmaceutical-related arrests. The County has also introduced several new programs including the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge, of which APA is also

By |2020-07-23T16:50:17+00:00March 4th, 2020|Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Weekly News Article Highlights

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

New Laws in 2020

Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major impact on the nation’s laws. The Hill’s Reid Wilson joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss specific

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on New Laws in 2020

New anti-hazing law signed in Pennsylvania after death of Penn State student

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new anti-hazing law prompted by the death of a Penn State student after a night of drinking in a fraternity house early last year was signed Friday by Pennsylvania's governor. Gov. Tom Wolf called it "long overdue" as he put his signature on legislation to enact stricter criminal penalties and permit

By |2018-10-22T15:06:26+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Featured, Legislative News|Comments Off on New anti-hazing law signed in Pennsylvania after death of Penn State student

Senate easily passes sweeping opioids’ legislation, sending to Trump

The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids' package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the issue before the November midterm elections. The vote was 98 to 1, with only Utah Sen. Mike Lee, R, opposing it. The bill unites dozens

By |2018-10-05T14:10:00+00:00October 5th, 2018|Featured, Legislative News|Comments Off on Senate easily passes sweeping opioids’ legislation, sending to Trump

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|Comments Off on 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

Boston: House Unveils its Version of Criminal Justice Shakeup

Massachusetts House leaders are proposing a major overhaul the state’s criminal justice laws. The legislation announced on Monday includes tougher penalties for those who in deal in deadly synthetic opioids, and for multiple repeat drunken drivers. But it would also eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences and for the first time ever in Massachusetts allow certain

By |2017-11-07T21:49:50+00:00November 7th, 2017|Legislative News|Comments Off on Boston: House Unveils its Version of Criminal Justice Shakeup

Bipartisan duo offer criminal justice reform legislation

Two members of the House are looking to rein in the size and the scope of the criminal justice system with a new bipartisan bill targeting the federal criminal code and prison system. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would reform mandatory minimum sentences, expand funding for community

By |2017-11-07T21:33:47+00:00November 7th, 2017|Featured, Legislative News|Comments Off on Bipartisan duo offer criminal justice reform legislation
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