The Empathetic Prosecutor: Reducing Bias When Working With Victims, Survivors, and Witnesses

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Authors: PCE, New York County District Attorney’s Office, San Diego District Attorney’s Office, and Queens District Attorney’s Office

-What does bias look like?
-How can prosecutors reduce bias when working with their witnesses?
-How do you remove bias from your work?

Read our latest report to find ways that you can reduce bias and become a more empathetic prosecutor for victims, survivors, and witnesses. 

Victims, Witnesses, and Defendants with Mental Illness or Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Authors: Arc, NAMI, PCE

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, as victims, witnesses, suspects, and defendants. In an effort to inform prosecutors’ strategies when working with these individuals, PCE, in collaboration with the Arc and NAMI, has developed this guide.