Learn How Prosecutors Can Help Increase Violent Crime Reduction Through AEquitas’ Guide on Building Safer Communities.
This year, AEquitas released a guide for preventing and responding to violent crime by enhancing prosecutors’ ability to build safer communities through increased collaboration with community leaders. As key members of the criminal justice system, prosecutors can play an important role in uniting community leaders to create and implement policies, practices, and initiatives for sustainability and the reduction of violence. The guide identifies seven critical elements for evidence-based and effective crime reduction response, including community engagement, collaboration with criminal justice partners, technology, analytics and intelligence, recruitment, training, and case assignment, resources and sustainability, and accountability. The guide also provides an examination of qualities needed for effective leadership, and tips for identifying or analyzing the prevalence of violent crime within the community.