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November 18, 2016

Baltimore

New Survey: Marylanders Want to End the Cash Bail System
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If You Must Set Bail, Make it Achievable
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Brooklyn

NYC District Attorneys Vow to Prosecute Crimes Fueled by Bigotry
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Chicago

World’s Best Bullet Tracers Helping to Solve Gun Violence Crimes in Chicago
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Big Safety Campaign in Chicago Uses Wide-scale Mentoring to Help Teens Reduce Reactivity
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District of Columbia

Imprisoned as Teens, Speaking Out as Free Men For Change in Juvenile System
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Houston

Harris County Sheriffs Office Offering Help to Veterans in Jail
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Kansas City

Missouri Guard Sings With Inmate, De-Escalates Situation
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Data Can Help Tackle Childhood Trauma at the Community Level
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Los Angeles

Safe Youth Zone Pilot Program Expansion
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Miami

Juvenile Crime Down in Florida - Arrests Hit 40-Year Low
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Newark

Newark Reentry Initiative Aims to Cut Recidivism, Prevent Homicide
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San Diego

Citizens Panel on Police OK’d 8-0 as Council Revives Disbanded Group
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San Francisco

SF City Attorney Calls State Bail Schedule Unconstitutional, Announces He Won’t Defend it
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San Francisco to Launch Police-Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Partnership
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This App Wants to be an Alternative to Calling the Cops
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Savannah

Chief Lumpkin Updates Council on Crime Statistics 
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Tiny Homes Project Underway to Help Homeless Veterans in Chatham County
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Seattle

Commitment to Public Safety, Homelessness and Transportation Highlight King County Budget
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St. Louis

The Court of Appeals on St. Louis Writ Involving the Disclosure of Sensitive Personal Information Belonging to Victims and Witnesses 
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Crime Victims Do Not Have to Produce Personal Information 
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Circuit Attorney's Response to Court of Appeals
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St. Louis Alderwoman Introduces Bill to Ban Assault Weapons
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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 Webinars:
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Other News:
Maricopa County Hosts 1st Regional Training for Prosecutor-Led Diversion
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Evaluating the Impact of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground”
Self-defense Law on Homicide and Suicide by Firearm

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Mental Health, Criminal Justice Task Force Proposes Changes
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Landmark Report By Surgeon General Calls Drug Crisis ‘A Moral Test For America’
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Police are Using Software to Predict Crime. Is it a ‘Holy Grail’ or Biased Against Minorities?
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Contact Us

David Adams
Senior Policy Advisor
Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Department of Justice
david.adams@usdoj.gov
 

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