The Empathetic Prosecutor: Reducing Bias When Working With Victims, Survivors, and Witnesses

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Authors: PCE, New York County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, and Queens District Attorney’s Office

-What does bias look like?
-How can prosecutors reduce bias when working with their witnesses?
-How do you remove bias from your work?


Read our latest report to find ways that you can reduce bias and become a more empathetic prosecutor for victims, survivors, and witnesses. 

A Life Well Lived

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Frederick J. Watts
11/28/1957 – 12/23/2021

Fred Watts, a member of PCE’s Board of Directors, died on December 23, 2021.  Shortly before his death he retired as the Executive Director of the New York City Police Athletic League that serves 20,000 New York City youth. Prior to that he was the Executive Assistant District Attorney in Charge of Finance and Administration at the New York County District Attorney’s Office (Manhattan).  Fred was highly respected as a prosecutor, community leader, friend and family man. He served PCE with his exceptional judgement, intelligence and decency.  He is deeply missed. Obituary.