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 ...

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 [email protected] (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, and the Center for HIV Law & Policy, ...

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: POSTPONED to AUGUST 12-14, 2020 (last updated 4/2/2020) CONVICTION INTEGRITY SUMMIT STATUS: ON AS SCHEDULED AUGUST 6-7, ...

Job Opportunity: Director of Victim Services (Seattle, WA)

The Director of Victim Services (DVS) in King County, Washington is a brand new, three-year term-limited position within the King County Prosecuting Attorney\'s Office (PAO). This position is open both internally and externally.  Internal candidates can send me a resume and cover letter by the closing date on Monday, March 23rd.  All external candidates ...

Become a BJA Application Peer Reviewer

BJA is now seeking peer reviewers for funding applications. This is remote work and will involve 5-15 applications over a two-week period. Anyone interested in applying should email [email protected] with subject line \"Peer Reviewer Candidate Resume\" and include a current resume/CV. For more information, visit https://bjatta.bja.ojp.gov/media/news/become-bja-application-peer-reviewer.

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 a ...

NIJ FY2020 Drugs and Crime Solicitation Announcement

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime Fiscal Year 2020 Solicitation:  https://nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/NIJ-2020-17275.pdf Applications Due: April 20, 2020 NIJ\'s Drugs and Crime Research Program supports rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The focus of ...