The Legacy of DA Robert M. Morgenthau

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Robert M. Morgenthau was the District Attorney of New York County (Manhattan) from 1975 to 2010.  He was legendary for his intelligence, integrity and courage.  He was ahead of his time and led the way for today’s modern prosecutors. 

In honor of what would have been his 101 birthday today, learn about his early innovations here (1 minute).

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Domestic Violence Prosecution Best Practices Guide

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Domestic violence is a social, economic, and public health concern that impacts men, women and children and can perpetuate negative effects across generations. To better address this serious issue, this guide provides strategies to prosecutors that increase victim safety and offender accountability and includes information on multi-agency collaborations and co-located service models such as family justice centers. Read

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Talking with Senior Deputy Prosecutor David Martin (WA) and Program Manager Colleen McIngalls about Using Technology and Civil Legal Aid to Help Protect Domestic Violence Victims

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The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle, Washington has provided civil protection to victims of domestic violence for over thirty years through its Protection Order Advocacy Program. They now leverage a tool called Legal Atoms, a software platform in which protection order specialists can work alongside victims remotely to complete the steps necessary to file for a civil protection order. See PowerPoint. The office also created Project Safety, a partnership with civil Legal Aid to provide legal navigators to DV victims to assist them with needed civil services. 

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Talking with San Diego’s Chief Deputy DA Tracy Prior about Remote Preliminary Hearings

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Prosecutors all over the country are finding ways to adapt to the “new normal.” Hear from them in PCE’s new series of video interviews. 

Chief Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior shares how San Diego conducts preliminary hearings by using a combination of Microsoft Teams, social distancing in the courtroom, and a secure, separate phone line that the defendant and defense attorney can use to communicate privately.

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Virtual Panel Discussion: Prosecuting in a Pandemic

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May 2020 – Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Prosecutors’ Center for Excellence. View the webinar

  • Panelists: Allister Adel (Maricopa County Attorney), Darcel Clark (Bronx District Attorney), Jon Gould (ASU), Kristine Hamann (PCE), Jeff Reisig (Yolo County District Attorney).
  • Additional Materials: May 2020 – Pandemic: A Natural Experiment for Reducing Incarceration Prosecutors Say – ASU Now. Click here