On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since this time, there has been great speculation on how implementation would not only impact the many uninsured, but also how access to health care services would impact our criminal justice system.
Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their July Final Fridays webinar, Brady v. Maryland: Meeting Ethical Obligations through Brady Protocols and Brady Lists, to be held on Friday, July 26th from 3:00-4:00pm (EST). This month’s webinar completes APA’s two part series on Brady issues. It will feature a presentation and discussion led by Robert Hood, APA’s Director of the Community Prosecution & Violent Crime Division, along with perspectives from three prosecuting entities from around the country.
While this is the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark case that secured the right to government paid counsel in state criminal proceedings, many state, local, and tribal justice officials are unaware that the right to free defense council does not apply in Indian Country. The 2010 Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) and the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) include provisions that affect not only tribal courts in general, but the indigent defender community specifically.
Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their May Final Friday’s webinar, A Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose: Brady v. Maryland, to be held on Friday, May 31 from 3 - 4 p.m. (EST). This month’s webinar kicks off a special two-part APA webinar series on Brady issues and will feature a presentation and discussion by Michelle Waymire of the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, a regular ethics presenter at APA’s national training conferences, and Robert Hood, APA’s Director of the Community Prosecution & Violent Crime Division.
As criminal justice agencies seek to promote change, address public safety concerns, or plan for resource allocation, they often look to established commissions, boards, and councils. These planning bodies can be very helpful for promoting strategic planning, coordinating efforts, and addressing issues that affect multiple systems or agencies.
Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their Final Fridays webinar - Prosecuting Non-stranger Sexual Assault: Overcoming the Consent Defense, which will be held on Friday, April 26. Sexual assault is a horrific crime, regardless of the perpetrator and the circumstances. When the defendant asserts a defense of consent, it usually involves an attack on the victim's credibility. This webinar will describe common victim behaviors and sexual assault dynamics and their impacts on fact finders’ assessments of victim credibility.
Over the last 15 years, criminal justice decision makers, state legislatures, and the federal government have increasingly pushed for the adoption of researched-based, data-driven, or evidence-based programming. This focus has been accompanied by the development of menus of promising and evidence-based programming, including, but not limited to, www.crimesolutions.gov, www.nrepp.samhsa.gov, and www.blueprintsprograms.com.
Please join the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for March's Final Fridays webinar, Restitution Enforcement: A Practical Approach to Assure Restitution to Victims, to be held on Friday, March 29th from 3:00-4:00 P.M. (EST). This month's webinar will highlight the Restitution Enforcement Court in Maricopa County, Arizona, which has collected approximately $500,000 in delinquent restitution payments from 2009 through 2011.
On February 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of Black History Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Mitru Ciarlante and John Rich, MD, MPH, on best practices for reaching young men of color exposed to violence. Ms. Ciarlante is the Director of Child & Club Safety for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where she works to strengthen the clubs’ capacity to create safe places for children to learn and grow.
On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) will host a webinar to assist grant applicants with the application process. In this webinar, BJA representatives will provide an overview of this year’s JMHCP grants, discuss eligibility and application materials, and lead a question-and-answer session.