Combatting Witness Intimidation and Improving Prosecution of Violent Crime (2019)

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St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office (St. Louis, MO)

Population: 318,070 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 60 | Contact Information

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office (CAO) is launching a multidisciplinary effort to combat intimidation and keep witnesses safe, with the goal of improving violent crime prosecutions. The CAO is using a grant from Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) to launch a mobile application for victims and witnesses that allows anonymous reporting of intimidation events and pairs them with local services.

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Financial and Cybercrimes Prosecutor to Disrupt Criminal Profiteering (2019)

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Cook County State’s Attorney (Chicago, IL)

Population: 5,211,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 900 | Contact Information

In response to violent crime committed by gang members and others in furtherance of the illegal drug trade, The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) is utilizing Innovative Prosecution Solutions resources to diminish the profitability of these crimes. The SAO has hired a dedicated Financial and Cybercrimes Prosecutor, who coordinates law enforcement efforts to target financial enterprises with a nexus to violent crimes.

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Data Used to Identify Violent Crime Drivers and Inform Best Practices for Prosecution (2019)

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Yolo County District Attorney’s Office (Woodland, CA)

Population: 220,410 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 42 | Contact Information

The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office created a Crime Strategy Unit (CSU) which serves as a data hub to enhance the county’s ability to analyze national and regional crime trends and coordinate information-sharing between agencies.

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Crime Strategies Unit to Identify and Prosecute Violent Offenders (2019)

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Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (Cleveland, OH)

Population: 1,235,072 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 225 | Contact Information

In response to high homicide and robbery rates, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), which handles felony cases for approximately 60 police municipalities has enhanced the capacity of its Crime Strategies Unit.

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GVI Prosecutor Tackles Violent Crime Through Diversion and Targeted Prosecution (2019)

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York County District Attorney’s Office (York, PA)

Population: 449,058 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 35 | Contact Information

In 2016, the York City Police Department initiated a Group Violence Intervention (GVI) program in conjunction with the York County District Attorney’s Office and other partners to tackle the high violent crime rate in York city.

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New Data Collection Practices to Prevent and Prosecute Sexual Violence Cases (2019)

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Cobb County District Attorney’s Office (Marietta, GA)

Population: 766,149 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 50 | Contact Information

Using Innovative Prosecution Solutions (IPS) funding, the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office (CCDA), Cobb County Police Department, LiveSafe community organization, and researchers at Kennesaw State University, worked to analyze and improve Cobb County’s response to sexual violence crimes.

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Specialized Prosecution Team Deployed to Reduce Domestic Violence Homicides (2019)

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Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office (Conyers, GA)

Population: 91,678 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 13 | Contact Information

Through funding from Innovative Prosecution Solutions, the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office (RCDA) developed a comprehensive homicide initiative to reduce domestic violence killings. The RCDA has created a Domestic Violence Response Team of victim advocates, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors that meet monthly to identify and target high risk offenders.

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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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Zone-Focused Prosecution to Prevent and Prosecute Gang Crime (2019)

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Nassau County District Attorney’s Office (Long Island, NY)

Population: 1,357,000 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 231 | Contact Information

Working with Innovation Prosecution Solutions, Nassau County District Attorney’s Office is leading the implementation of a zone-focused prosecution model to combat gang crime in the Village of Hempstead.

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Development of Database to Improve Understanding of Illegal Prescription Drug Activity (2018)

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Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office (Conroe, TX)

Population: 607,391 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 50 | Contact Information

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office has developed a Pre-Crime Unit (PCU) with Innovative Prosecution Solution grant funds, which targets the sources of prescription drug abuse through aggressive and responsible investigations and prosecutions to combat increases in drug overdose and drugged driving. The PCU team consists of a prosecutor, investigator, and paralegal.

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