Tap in Center Helps People Clear Low-Level Warrants (2022)

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St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (St. Louis, MO)

Population: 996,179 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 66 | Contact Information

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (SLCPA) partnered with the Court, Public Defender, and the County Library to create a “Tap In Center” where community members can get legal help in order to clear warrants and take care of issues in criminal cases that would normally require a court appearance.  The program was launched in order to provide better access to services in a non-threatening environment, that caters to people who work or have childcare obligations during normal court hours.

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Pathways to Community Prefiling Diversion Program (2022)

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Coconino County Attorney’s Office (Flagstaff, AZ)

Population: 142,254 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 15 | Contact Information

The Coconino County Attorney’s Office (CCA) has developed a prefiling diversion program that connects arrestees to a variety of health and social service programs before the decision to file charges is made by the CCA. After an initial health screening and court appearance, a judge determines eligibility and qualified participants are released to a local facility where they can access substance abuse, mental health, and social services from a variety of government and community providers. Once programming is underway, the CCA evaluates participation to determine if charges will be filed or dismissed.

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DA Led Job Fair and Expungement Program (2022)

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Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (Montgomery, AL)

Population: 199,054 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 26 | Contact Information

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) has initiated a prosecutor led job fair that brings together previously convicted people in the community with local employers.  The job fair also provides attendees with assistance in drafting resumes, obtaining interview appropriate clothing, and developing interview skills.  In addition to the job opportunities, attendees can also get help with filing for expungement and obtaining government identification.

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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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