Automated Expungements (2022)

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Santa County District Attorney’s Office (Santa Clara, CA)

Population: 1,924,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 190 | Contact Information

The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office (SCDA) has developed a way to automate the expungement of criminal records by partnering with the Court and Public Defender to streamline the process and leverage data contained in their case management system to identify those eligible for relief.  The program was devised after Santa Clara used a similar method to expunge records for those convicted of Marijuana offenses after California passed legislation decriminalizing its possession.

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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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BullyBlocker: Prevention and Intervention Program (2022)

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

Population: 414,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 28 | Contact Information

The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office (MCDA) has developed a program to combat bullying in local schools.  BullyBlocker allows anyone to anonymously report bullying through text messaging which is distributed to trained staff for timely assistance.

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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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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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DA BECOMES CUSTODIAN OF DIGITAL EVDIENCE WITH NEW STORAGE SYSTEM (2020)

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Fulton County District Attorney’s Office (Atlanta, GA)

Population: 1,041,000 | Contact Information

The Fulton County District Attorney (FCDA) is using IPS grant funds to hire a designated investigator and contract with FileOnQ to build an evidence storage system for the thousands of case files and pieces of evidence it has retained over the years as the designated custodian of evidence for all criminal trials in the county.

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