Officer Involved Fatalities Toolkit

Author: Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay

The Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (IIP) convened an expert group for a year-long examination of police use-of-force. The group was comprised of 50 experts from across the country and from varying backgrounds, including individuals who have lost loved ones to police violence; prosecutors; police chiefs; policy experts; academics; and advocates. The group convened around the shared goals of preventing use- of-force, and providing a path to accountability for unjustified force.

Webinar: Victims, Witnesses, and Defendants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD): Key Information for Prosecutors

On February 13, 2019, the Vera Institute of Justice hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the resources and objectives of the Serving Safely National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities. PCE is a partner on the initiative and works alongside Vera to provide training and technical assistance to prosecutor’s offices on innovative programs addressing people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. Recipients of the training and technical assistance include the Rockland County DA’s Office (NY), Los Angeles County DA’s Office, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.