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The National Prosecutor''s Consortium: Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Training and Technical Assistance

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $1,000,000)

The FY 2015 Adjudication and Law Enforcement National Initiatives: Improving Responses to Criminal Justice Issues Competitive Grant Announcement focuses on national initiatives to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically by (1) providing training and technical assistance (TTA) to jurisdictions engaged in problem-solving justice initiatives; (2) training judges on advanced criminal justice topics; (3) improving public trust and confidence in the court system by promoting procedural justice; (4) providing TTA to jurisdictions engaged in capital case litigation; (5) providing TTA to prosecutors interested in diverting addicted offenders to substance abuse treatment in lieu of prison; (6) convening prosecutors to implement innovative policies and strategies; and (7) developing an executive training session for police leadership.

The goal of the National Prosecutor’s Consortium is to provide in-depth assistance to state and regional prosecutors in developing detailed strategies and policies to reduce violent crime, encourage witnesses to come forward to report crime and testify in court proceedings, address issues around victim protection, and improve public trust in the justice system.

The goal of Justice & Security Strategies’ (JSS) National and State Prosecutor’s Consortium is to provide mechanisms through which prosecutors can share ideas, use data-driven approaches to solve problems, implement strategies to reduce violent crime, encourage witnesses to come forward, and improve public trust in the criminal justice system. JSS will assist five (5) State Prosecutor’s Consortiums with developing and implementing promising strategies and policies. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 18, 2015