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Capital Case/Complex Homicide Training Needs Assessment Survey

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, alongside research partners at the Research Triangle Institute, and with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is pleased to launch our nationwide Capital Case/Complex Homicide Training Needs Assessment Survey.

This survey focuses on training and resource needs, as well as current training strategies used within your office. Results will be used by APA to develop trainings to meet the needs of prosecutors’ offices. 

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Prosecutors for Prosecutors Campaign

Thousands of U.S. and allied trained prosecutors were left behind in Afghanistan. They are being hunted by the Taliban. Many have been tortured and killed. The rest remain in hiding— unemployed and facing famine and starvation.​

Our Goal: Raise $15 Million to save the lives of 1,500 Afghan prosecutors and their families by evacuating them and relocating them to a safe country.

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Survey: Prosecutorial Case Backlogs

November 28, 2022

Dear Colleagues,

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SAVE THE DATE: Capital Litigation Fall Regional Conference

Draft Agenda (not final)

More information coming soon! Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the registration link!

SAVE THE DATE: Capital Litigation Fall Regional Conference

Draft Agenda (not final)

More information coming soon! Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the registration link!

Please take DV survivor-defendant survey!

Stanford Law School’s Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) is seeking your input regarding the prosecution of crimes in which the defendant is a victim or survivor of domestic violence (“survivor-defendant”). Your responses to this survey will serve as the foundation in the development of model protocols and practices for charging in these types of cases.
Please participate in this survey to help SCJC identify counties in the United States that have experience prosecuting homicide, attempted homicide, and failure to protect cases.
The survey is 9 questions and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by October 7, 2022. If you have any questions, please email Kara Salovaara at [email protected]
We appreciate your insight!
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NEW Listserv for Prosecutorial Case Backlogs Created

Job Posting: District Attorneys (Bethel, Ketchikan, AK - Legal)

District Attorneys
Ketchikan and Bethel
$DOE and excellent benefits

The State of Alaska is seeking qualified applicants to address and guide cases involving child and sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Beyond the ‘hard skill and experience’ you ideally have a passion for investing in, and improving, the overall quality of life in remote Alaskan communities. If you live in or are thinking of relocating to Alaska to further your legal career and you’re seeking something different, this is an excellent opportunity to pursue.

Ideally you have:
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience
  • Ability to lead legal professionals
  • Ability to manage legal and administrative functions of the office
  • Ability to manage numerous matters and strict deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong familiarity with Alaska’s criminal justice system and laws
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse
Would you like to:
  • Find ethical solutions to a wide scope of legal matters
  • Establish office procedures and protocols
  • Assist clients from a variety of backgrounds and diverse circumstances
  • Travel to remote locations in an amazing state
Making it worth your while:
  • Follow your passion and begin an adventure
  • Solid work and job satisfaction
  • Build on your experience and qualifications
  • An impressive addition to your resume
  • Amazing locations and experiences
Alaska Executive Search is here for you!
  • Specialist recruiters, with over 50 years of combined experience
  • No cost to our applicants
  • Ability to look for a job while you’re still working
  • Certified Staffing Consultants work for our clients, and advocate for our candidates
  • Friendly Associate Recruiters working with you to present your best self

Job Posting: Assistant District Attorney (Bethel, AK - Legal)

Assistant District Attorney

Bethel, AK · Legal

Assistant District Attorney
$DOE and excellent benefits, including assistance with moving expenses

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Statement from APA 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.

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Job Posting: Staff Attorney at APA

Staff Attorney Job Description


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Funding Available: National Dog Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Assistance Program

The Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s is excited to announce its newly founded National Dog Abuse Investigation and Prosecution Assistance Program. In collaboration with the Stanton Foundation, the program’s goal is to provide prosecutors with the resources to ensure that canine cruelty and dogfighting cases are thoroughly investigated and properly adjudicated by addressing some of the financial barriers that exist for law enforcement and prosecutors. APA is now accepting requests for funding to cover appropriate costs related to dog abuse cases that can include, but are not limited to, (1) costs of care; (2) necropsies and forensic evidence analysis; and (3) expert witness fees.

If you have any questions please contact Nikki Parisi at [email protected]

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Job Posting: ALDF - Criminal Justice Program Senior Staff Attorney

Position: Criminal Justice Program Senior Staff Attorney

Term of Employment: Full Time. Cotati, CA, or remote.

Reports to: Director of Criminal Justice Program

Position Objectives: The Criminal Justice Program (CJP) Senior Staff Attorney position furthers the mission to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system, by providing prosecutors and law enforcement with essential legal support on animal cruelty cases and encouraging the prosecution of animal crimes to ensure justice for animal victims. The CJP Senior Staff Attorney provides extensive training to prosecutors, law enforcement, veterinarians, and other key professionals to further this goal of case support and assistance. The CJP Senior Staff Attorney is responsible for the day-to-day management of his or her assigned cases and projects, including ensuring the completion of all necessary research and filings, and frequently oversees other staff and interns. CJP Senior Staff Attorneys have more experience and more supervisory responsibilities than Staff Attorneys.

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Elevating Trust and Legitimacy for Prosecutors: Project Announcement

Elevating Trust and Legitimacy for Prosecutors

Project Announcement and Request for Interested Offices
Survey Deadline: December 18, 2020

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, in partnership with Yale Law School’s Justice Collaboratory and LaGratta Consulting and supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, are excited to announce the Elevating Trust and Legitimacy for Prosecutors Project

Prior system improvements, including evidence-based decision-making and alternatives to jail, have been successful at improving public safety while broadly reducing the harms that individuals may encounter in the criminal justice system. While these reforms have made progress on these outcomes, a crucial step to achieving a just and trusted legal system is to ensure individuals are treated fairly and with dignity and respect as they move through the criminal justice system. Indeed, communities across the U.S. are demanding change from system actors that better prioritizes community needs and expectations. More than a decade’s workin policing and courts settings has shown how concerted efforts can help change the way criminal justice professionals communicate and engage with system participants and produce increased public trust and voluntary compliance and cooperation. 

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Survey: University of Kansas Department of Political Science: Diversion Program Usage

Dear colleagues, please find this message from the University of Kansas Department of Political Science regarding their Diversion Program Usage Survey:

Your criminal justice jurisdiction is invited and requested to participate in an administrative survey on diversion program usage by local governments in the United States. The purpose of this study is to investigate the history and implementation of diversion programs, and to gather information on the current status and uses of diversions and other alternative sentencing schemes.
This survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Please click the link here to access the survey.
This survey supports dissertation research by Patrick J. Gauding of the University of Kansas Department of Political Science. The dissertation is being supervised by Donald P. Haider-Markel. You may contact me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Thank you very much for your time and cooperation.
Patrick J. Gauding
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
University of Kansas
Please take a few moments to assist them in their research.
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Survey: Deflection and Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Dear colleagues,

Through TASC’s Center for Health and Justice’s work on the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP), TASC is pushing out a survey to the nation’s deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs from law enforcement to fire to EMS, and of course inclusive of treatment, recovery, case management, service, and community partners.  This is the first-ever national field-wide survey on deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs.

The purpose of this groundbreaking national survey of deflection and pre-arrest diversion sites is to get a much needed broad understanding of our field including identifying essential features of these programs. This historical survey will provide us a comprehensive picture of the state of the field and hence, allow our field to share, learn, and grow to do better and to serve more.

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Law Enforcement Legislative Tool - Useful Resource 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 of recent events, this particular database is a powerful tool for prosecutors and prosecution teams.

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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” press release:

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Press Release: National Groups Issue Guidance for Incorporating Public Health Approaches into the Criminal Justice Response to COVID-19 and Beyond


May 27, 2020


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A Word from APA's Executive Committee

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