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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Coordinated Community Response Task Force to Address Witness Intimidation (2019)

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Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (Hawaii County, HI)

Population: 201,513 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 34 | Contact Information

In order to address the growing problem of witness intimidation and a lack of repeat offender management, the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney (OPA) used grant funding from Innovative Prosecution Solutions to create a Coordinated Community Response Task Force (CCR) comprised of criminal justice organizations and intensified support service providers.

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Crime Strategies Unit Improves Timely Identification of Local Crime Drivers (2019)

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Office of the Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney (Flint, MI)

Population: 404,063 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 41 | Contact Information

In order to address deficiencies in timely information sharing regarding local crime drivers, the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) Crime Strategies Unit (CSU) is investing in NC4 Street Smart technology, which produces crime bulletins to alert officers to issues in the field and allows up-to-date information to be transmitted instantaneously.

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Digital Evidence Task Force to Identify and Prosecute Gang Offenses (2019)

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Denver District Attorney’s Office (Denver, CO)

Population: 716,490 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 94 | Contact Information

In response to unsolved gang related crime, the Denver District Attorney’s Office is utilizing an Innovative Prosecution Solutions grant to fund a Digital Evidence Task Force (DETF).  The DETF uses cutting-edge technology to extract cell phone data on-scene for immediate use in ongoing investigations.

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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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Increased Staffing to Support NIBIN Driven Cases (2019)

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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (Phoenix, AZ)

Population: 4,420,568 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 419 | Contact Information

In 2018, Phoenix partnered with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to build a Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC), which uses data from the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) to make connections between gun crimes using forensic analysis of firearms and ammunition. 

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Prosecutor and Ceasefire Coordinator to Prevent and Prosecute Gun Crime (2019)

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Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (Brockton, MA)

Population: 515,142 | Number of Full-Time Prosecutors: 59 | Contact Information

The Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office (PCDA) has reinstituted its Safe Streets Initiative after an increase in violent crime and firearm use. A coordinated effort to reduce gun violence through trauma-focused prevention, enforcement, and re-entry has led to significant reductions in firearm-related violence.

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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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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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