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Backlogs and Trials During the Pandemic

Prosecutors are facing a growing backlog at every stage of a prosecution, including in forensic laboratories. Reducing the backlog will require new thinking and new approaches. The backlog has also increased the pressure…

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Implicit Bias Training by the National Black Prosecutors Association in Collaboration with PCE and Other Partners

In November 2020, the National Black Prosecutors Association in collaboration with PCE and other partners hosted a four-hour training that examined biases in the criminal justice system, using scientific data…

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The Role of the Modern Prosecutor: Spearheading Innovation

The role of the prosecutor has evolved dramatically over the last 40 years. PCE highlights a sampling of prosecutor innovations in this new report that dives into 221 programs from…

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Reducing the Criminal Justice Footprint Consistent with Public Safety

Presentation moderator Kristine Hamann of PCE discusses reducing the criminal justice footprint with Assistant DA Nicole Ortsman-Dauer (New York County, NY) and DA Beth McCann (Denver, CO) at the October Best Practices…

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New PCE Report on Conviction Review Units (CRUs)

An essential part of a prosecutor’s work is uncovering actual innocence through conviction review. PCE has developed a roadmap for offices of any size seeking to implement or enhance a…

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Bringing Together Communities and the Criminal Justice System to Address Officer-Involved Fatalities

Ramsey County (MN) Attorney John Choi and Lucy Lang, former Director of the Institute for Innovation (IIP) in Prosecution, discuss an officer-involved fatalities toolkit spearheaded by IIP.  Watch here. (26…

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Talking with Deputy Attorney General Alisson Abessinio and Community Engagement Specialist Corie Priest about Reentry and Prevention

The Delaware Attorney General’s Office has a dedicated Community Engagement Unit that strives to create a safer community through consistent collaboration with the community and many outreach programs from resource fairs…

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Talking with Dan Clark about Race, Social Justice and Equity in a Prosecutor’s Office

Dan Clark, Chief of the Criminal Division in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (WA), shares strategies for prosecutors on how to facilitate discussions about race, social justice and equity. 

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Courthouse Facility Dogs

Prosecutor offices across the country are enlisting the help of trained courthouse facility dogs to provide comfort and support to vulnerable witnesses and victims throughout various stages of the criminal…

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The Legacy of DA Robert M. Morgenthau

DA Robert M. Morgenthau with Martin Luther King Jr.

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