PRESS RELEASE: Prosecutor Workplace and Compensation Study

New Study Finds Staffing Shortages, High Workloads and Low Compensation Among the Nation’s Largest Prosecutors’ Offices WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22, 2021– Researchers at Lafayette College, in collaboration with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), have released a new study reporting findings from a survey of the nation’s largest prosecutors’ offices. Dr. Adam Biener,

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New Release: Study by the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance

Prosecutors wield a significant amount of power and discretion in the criminal legal system—meaning they can play a major role in creating a fairer system. Recognizing this, in 2019, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office partnered with ISLG to conduct an in-depth analysis of racial and ethnic disparities across key stages in the prosecutorial process.

2021-10-29T14:52:02-04:00October 29th, 2021|Featured, News, Press Release, Racial Equity, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on New Release: Study by the CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance

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.

2020-07-22T22:34:57-04:00June 18th, 2020|APA In The News, Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News, Safety & Justice|Comments Off on “It’s Time to Replace Arrests with a Public Health Response to COVID”

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,

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