Race and Prosecutorial Diversion: Report

July 30, 2021 This week, researchers from Prosecutorial Performance Indicators, a project of Florida International University and Loyola University Chicago, released a new report illustrating that Black people charged with felonies are less likely to have their cases referred to a diversion program, or programs that open the door for a person to address

2021-07-30T12:38:07-04:00July 30th, 2021|Announcements, Featured, News, Racial Equity, Resources, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Race and Prosecutorial Diversion: Report

Statement on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

May 25, 2021 On April 20, 2021, 330 days after George Floyd was killed, some small measure of justice and accountability was served when a jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts.  Today marks the anniversary of George Floyd’s death. At this one year mark, APA has spent time contemplating the appropriate

2021-05-25T09:16:50-04:00May 25th, 2021|Announcements, Featured, Racial Equity, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Statement on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority

Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Washington, DC (Dec. 3, 2020) – Today, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the national Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), and the Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) issued the

2020-12-03T21:36:03-05:00December 3rd, 2020|APA In The News, COVID-19, Featured, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Public Health Law Organizations Call for Criminal Legal and Detention Systems as COVID-19 Vaccination Priority

“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.

2021-10-05T09:57:20-04:00February 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

2020-06-25T22:02:16-04:00October 8th, 2019|Featured, Safety & Justice|0 Comments
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