Helping Jurors Address Post Trial Trauma (2021)

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Office of the Platte County Prosecutor, Platte County MO

Population: 102,848 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 13

The Platte County Prosecutor’s Office provides information connecting jurors with free mental health services after deliberating in difficult cases. In partnership with a local mental health provider, Platte County prosecutors developed a card that is handed out to jurors at the conclusion of a trial.

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Diverse Perspectives Key to Jackson County Community Advisory Board (2021)

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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office (Kansas City, MO)

Population: 700,310 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 75 | Contact Information

With a focus on the urban core of the jurisdiction, the Jackson County Prosecutor Community Advisory Board consists of nine people of varying levels of expertise in the legal field, including a person who had been wrongfully convicted of a crime in the jurisdiction more than twenty years ago.

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Collaborative Program Addresses Reentry Needs (2022)

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Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (Morris County, NJ) 

Population: 492,715 | Contact Information

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office  has teamed up with the Morris County Superior Court and the Morris County Sherriff’s Department to promote Community Connections, a collaborative program that provides wrap around services to court involved individuals.

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Integrity Unit Enlists Citizen Volunteers to Review Convictions (2021)

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Davis County District Attorney’s Office (Farmington, UT)

Population: 355,481 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 19 | Contact Information

The Davis County District Attorney’s Office has engaged community volunteers to establish the Conviction Integrity Unit which runs independently of the office to review convictions from the jurisdiction.

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Using Surveys to Inform Prosecutor Training Needs and Increase Morale (2021)

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Monroe County District Attorney’s Office (Rochester, NY)

Population: 741,770 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 85 | Contact Information

The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office is asking jurors to survey the grand jury process and the performance of prosecutors and other justice partners during their service. While juror concerns are used to inform prosecutor training needs, positive comments are also shared with the office as part of a popular employee recognition program. This recognition is highly desired by prosecutors.

Using Surveys to Inform Prosecutor Training Needs (2021)

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Summit County District Attorney’s Office (Akron, OH) 

Population: 541,013 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 63 | Contact Information

As a new office strategy, grand jurors and trial jurors are asked to survey the performance of prosecutors and other justice partners to identify training needs and promote better case preparation. The use of surveys has also been expanded to address staff concerns about working conditions, such as office safety protocols in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.  

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Targeted Prosecution Unit to Prevent and Prosecute Gang Violence (2019)

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Office of the State Attorney of the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Jacksonville, FL)

Population: 1,265,632 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 110 | Contact Information

The Fourth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office (SAO) is using a multifaceted approach to combat increased gang violence. Under an Innovative Prosecution Solutions grant, the SAO is strengthening its Targeted Prosecution Unit to promote evidence-based prosecution and develop a strategic plan to address gang violence through prevention, intervention, and correction.

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Intervention for Substance Abusers at Risk for Overdose and Diversion for Low Level Offenses (2019)

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Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office (Logan, OH)

Population: 28,264 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 4 | Contact Information

Through an Innovative Prosecution Solutions initiative, the Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office (HCPO) is developing a diversion program for individuals with substance abuse issues who have committed specified low-level criminal offenses and are in need of community-based substance abuse and behavioral health services as an alternative to incarceration.

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Rapid-Response Overdose Unit to Prevent and Prosecute Opioid Related Crime Using New Technology and Public Health Collaboration (2019)

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Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (New Orleans, LA)

Population: 390,845 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 57 | Contact Information

To curb the opioid epidemic, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office received grant funding through Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) to develop a Rapid-Response Overdose Homicide Unit, staffed by a dedicated prosecutor and a data analytics team from the Louisiana Public Health Institute. The Unit expedites and streamlines the collection evaluation of overdose crime scene evidence and generates intelligence.

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