Prosecutors Issue New Guide to Innovation, Evidence-Based Practices


The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys has issued “The Prosecutor’s Policy Guide: A Roadmap to Innovation,” part of a series of publications “to provide knowledge, insight and examples of innovative practices which are creating safer communities.” The guide, published in partnership with the Public Welfare Foundation, was discussed at a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday.

The guide, which is available online, says that, “High performing prosecutor's offices in the 21st century must respond to new challenges, instituting performance measures, and, using evidence-based practices as well as traditional challenges, including efficient case processing and decreased case attrition. Prosecutors also need tools with which they can reliably and swiftly analyze the information in their possession, a key element to assessing office performance and the efficacy of criminal justice initiatives.”

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