Please join the Association for Procesuting Attorney's (APA) for their September Final Fridays webinar,"Using Data to Advance Equity, Accountability and Professionalism", to be held on Friday, September 27th from 3:00-4:00pm (EDT). The Prosecution and Racial Justice Program (PRJ) at the Vera Institute of Justice works with prosecutors to identify racial disparity in aggregate decision making. With the rigorous collection and analysis of data, PRJ provides prosecutors the knowledge and support they need to: 1) understand how discretion is being applied in their offices, 2) identify factors that may influence or explain disparate outcomes, and 3) institute corrective courses of action where suspicions of adverse racial impacts are confirmed. By engaging researchers, prosecutors can achieve more transparency, accountability, fairness, and public safety.
In this webinar, Whitney Tymas, Director of PRJ, will describe this groundbreaking initiative that partners researchers with prosecutors in varied jurisdictions across the country to track decision making at critical stages of criminal cases. Attendees will learn how statistical analysis and aggregate thinking can be applied to identify patterns of disparity, and how internal protocols can promote racial fairness and justice. One substantive CLE credit has been applied for the Virginia State Bar.