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Highlight: Legislative Tool for Prosecutors

From the NCSL website: “The National Conference of State Legislatures provides you with up-to-date, real-time information on law enforcement legislation that has been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database contains policing bills and executive orders introduced as of May 25, 2020, that are in response to recent events.” In light

By |2020-07-22T22:27:50+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Featured, Prosecutorial News, Technology|0 Comments

“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.

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 (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,

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

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: 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|0 Comments

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,

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

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|0 Comments
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