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July 15, 2016


Grass-roots effort takes a stance against toy guns
The guns were only toys, but seeing neighborhood kids playing with them last week didn't sit well with Sandtown-Winchester resident Dominic Nell.



NBA Crowns Brooklyn Youth as 2016 Champions
Taking nothing away from LeBron James and Stephan Curry, the real NBA champions this week were youths participating in the BookUp after0-school reading through the community based organization CAMBA in Flatbush and I.S. 318 in Williamsburg.



Counseling for Chicago Youth Cuts Arrest Rate in New Study
The Becoming A Man (BAM) program, developed by Chicago non-profit Youth Guidance, gives at-risk young men in middle school and high school weekly counseling sessions to help them make better in-the-moment decisions. 



No project news to report.

Los Angeles

LAPD Hosts Event to Improve Relationship with Community Members
The Los Angeles Police Department hosted the 15th annual baseball Swing-A-Thon to facilitate friendly community and police interaction.


San Diego

Social Services Project Launches to Help Southeastern San Diego
It's designed to focus on crime prevention and community intervention, said District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who stood with police officers, civic leaders and community advocates to announce the center's opening.


San Francisco

Bay area group gets $725,000 from the Hearst Foundations
The Hearst Foundations awarded $725,000 worth of grants to nine Bay Area organizations this summer for their work spanning a wide gamut from mentoring programs for children in low-income communities to aiding the construction of an experimental learning ship.


St. Louis

Imagine a better St. Louis: Organization helps underprivileged people dress for success
An organization in St. Louis called Saint Louis Suit Project is helping underprivileged people in our community.


Please join us for our next APA Final Fridays webinar on Friday, July 29th at 3:00 P.M.  Robert Hood, APA’s Director of the Community Prosecution & Violent Crime Division, presents Building the Next Generation of Prosecutor-Led Diversion Programming, a webinar which examines some of the key characteristics of a prosecutor-led diversion program, highlights some leading examples of that programming, and highlights some of the features of a new Bureau of Justice Assistance training & technical assistance program that can help prosecutors nationwide build upon the rich tradition of prosecutors using diversion to give eligible persons an important second chance.  This webinar is designed for any criminal justice professional who is interested in learning more about what is happening in the field currently, where it is likely heading in the future, and how you can get help in designing or operating such a program.

Click here to read: Evaluation & Research Literature: The State of Knowledge on BJA-Funded Programs

Contact Us

David Adams
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice

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Beth Merachnik
Smart Prosecution Initiative
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
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Washington, DC 20036 
Margo Badawy
Staff Attorney
Smart Prosecution Initiative
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
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Washington, DC 20036

Kristi Sipila
Project Associate
Smart Prosecution Initiative
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
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Washington, DC 20036

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