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February 10, 2017

Baltimore

Maryland Court of Appeals: Defendants can't be held in jail because they can't afford bail
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Baltimore police to divert low-level drug, prostitution offenders to support services rather than jail
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Maryland takes step toward more fair & effective justice system
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Brooklyn

Kings County Supreme Court sends off interns with awards ceremony
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Brooklyn community services holds youth action summit
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Chicago

Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime
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New group aims to study, address root causes of chicago gun violence
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District of Columbia

About all those missing D.C. children
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Musician mentors children at D.C. community center 2 miles away from Sunday shooting
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Houston

249 arrested during 10-day prostitution sting across greater houston area
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These flight attendants who fight human trafficking are the real heroes of Super Bowl Sunday
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Kansas City

Two families struggling to keep a roof over their heads now have a place to call home
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Hyde Park area crime spree ends with teens arrested and 1 charged, spurs neighbors to take action
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Los Angeles

Addressing worrisome downtown crime
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Los Angeles joins growing number of States, Counties, and Cities supporting “Ban the Box” movement
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For L.A. street vendors, a step toward legality
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Miami

Medical marijuana will increase crime and homelessness, Miami commissioner warns
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The ‘adult’ section might be closed but Miami sex workers still on the job
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Newark

NJ appeals court eases access to stored Twitter data in criminal investigation
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San Diego

Crime mapping: What’s happening in your neighborhood?
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San Diego officials announce strangulation protocol
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San Francisco

Ransomware is becoming the crime of the 21st century
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Savannah

Chatham Co. DA discusses crime, district funds with downtown business owners
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Savannah Mayor promises to address crime and poverty in his state of the city address
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Seattle

More homicides in South King County than in Seattle in 2016
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Lawmakers and Inslee push for more statewide gun measures
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St. Louis

Community stepping in to help Soulard shooting victims
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Commentary: Addressing childhood trauma to improve quality of life
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This newsletter was supported by Grant No. 2014-YX-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
 
Upcoming Meeting:
The San Francisco and Manhattan District Attorney's Offices are hosting the West Coast Crime Strategies Symposium
March 9 -10, 2017
San Francisco, CA 

 
Grant Opportunities:
Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program
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Violent Gang and Gun Crime
Reduction Program

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Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision Program
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Enhanced Collaborative Model To Combat Human Trafficking
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Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime
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Other News:
Emptying the ‘new asylums’: A model for moving mentally ill inmates out of jail
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How one school district fights decades of ‘Punishment Culture’
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A 42-state survey on mental health and crisis de-escalation training
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Contact Us

Carmen Facciolo
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice
carmen.facciolo@usdoj.gov
 

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Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
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Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
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kristi.barksdale@apainc.org
 
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