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

Video Edition Updated

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) has partnered with 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.

Read More

Automated Expungements (2022)

Video Edition Updated

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.

Read More

BullyBlocker: Prevention and Intervention Program (2022)

Video Edition Updated

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.

Read More

Public Police Conduct Disclosure Website (2022)

Video Edition Updated

Arizona Prosecuting Attorney’s Advisory Council (Phoenix, AZ)

Population: 7,174,000 | Number of Members: 858 | Contact Information

The Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council (APAAC) has developed a public, internet accessible database (often referred to as a Brady list) that contains names of law enforcement officers for whom there are materials which must be provided in discovery in order to comply with Brady v. Maryland and its progeny. 

Read More

Helping Jurors Address Post Trial Trauma (2021)

Video Edition Updated

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.

Read More

Procedural Justice Training for Prosecutors (2021)

Video Edition Updated

Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association (Harrisburg, PA)

State Population: 13,002,700 | Contact Information

In partnership with the Villanova law school, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association launched a four-part virtual briefing series on procedural justice in March of 2021. Presentations were built upon the four pillars of procedural justice – fairness in the process, transparency in actions, opportunities for a voice, and impartiality in decision making.

Read More