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“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 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,

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

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments
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