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, ...

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 ...

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. Today, ...

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles Police Department and ALTO US Announce New Crime Fighting Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- They strike quickly, criminals who are becoming increasingly more brazen and dangerous as they grab highly sought-after product from store shelves, ripping off retailers and reselling it for financial gain. Organized retail crime (ORC) is happening more often and cost the overall U.S. retail economy $49.8 billion in ...