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June 16, 2016

Baltimore

After Orlando shooting, Baltimore police discussing safety with city's LGBT community

A Baltimore police spokesman said the department was discussing "concerns and safety" with the city's LGBT community following a deadly mass shooting in a gay Orlando, Fla., nightclub.

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Brooklyn

De Blasio Signs Criminal Justice Reform Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio this week signed the Criminal Justice Reform Act, which will lessen penalties for low-level offenses and give officers and courts better tools to deal with offenders to help avoid extended incarceration and heavy fines.

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Chicago

Orlando shooting draws attention to Illinois gun bills

Even before a gunman opened fire over the weekend at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people before being fatally shot by police, efforts were under way in the Illinois General Assembly to strengthen the state’s gun laws.

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Houston

Harris Co. Pct. 7 officers warrant waiver program
It is called "Make it Right," a program through which the DA’s office will dismiss cases against people with outstanding Class C Misdemeanor warrants out of Precinct 7.

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Los Angeles

Neighborhood Justice Program: Smart Justice through Community Involvement
Enter the Neighborhood Justice Program (NJP), a “smart justice” strategy to reduce incarceration and recidivism rates, launched in early 2015 by City Attorney Mike Feuer. 

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San Diego

No relevant news to report. 

San Francisco

Increased security coming to SF Pride after Orlando rampage
The FBI reached out to San Francisco police after this weekend’s massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando to offer added security for the upcoming Pride celebrations, while San Francisco’s police chief expressed concern about the prospect of a “copycat” shooting.

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St. Louis

St. Louis prosecutors fight to keep crime victim information private after retaliations
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office will go to court, Friday, on behalf of crime victims and witnesses in more than 170 cases whose personal information is at risk of being handed over to criminal defense attorneys and their clients.

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Announcements
Please join us on July 7th at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) for the webinar "Social Network Analysis for Prosecutors: How it Can Drive Crime Strategies" 
 
Webinar Presenters:
Andrew Fox, Ph.D.
Frank Carrubba, Assistant District Attorney
 
Dr. Andrew Fox, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Frank Carrubba, Managing Attorney of San Francisco District Attorney's Crime Strategies Unit will present a webinar exploring the value of social network analysis as a research tool for understanding and guiding crime prevention efforts. Dr. Fox will cover key components of mapping and characterizing human social networks. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for prosecutors to learn how social network analysis can organize data to identify and distinguish networks posing a risk for offending and victimization. 

Click here to register now!
 
Contact Us

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

TTA Providers:
Beth Merachnik
Director
Smart Prosecution Initiative
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
1615 L Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
beth.merachnik@apainc.org 
 

Kristi Sipila
Project Associate
Smart Prosecution Initiative
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
1615 L Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
kristi.sipila@apainc.org

 
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