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.
Many jurisdictions across the country are working to improve sharing of vital justice information across jurisdictional and agency boundaries. Tribal, state, and local agencies are developing methods of sharing information related to management of sex offenders, homeland security, and child welfare issues. This webinar will highlight collaborative approaches to justice information sharing that respect tribal sovereignty and traditions while providing public safety to all citizens.
Community corrections researchers and practitioners face many barriers when trying to implement evidence-based programs and practices in the field. This webinar offers some practical strategies for improving the implementation process and achieving better program results. James Bonta will describe the efforts of the research team at Public Safety Canada to develop the Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) model and the large-scale, systematic steps taken to help ensure successful implementation of the program.
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.