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Prosecutors’ Guide for Reducing Violence and Building Safer Communities

NCJ Number
300767
Date Published
2021
Agencies
BJA-Sponsored
Grant Number(s)
2017-YX-BX-K002
Annotation

This Guide is intended to enable the executives responsible for operating a prosecutor’s office to identify policies and practices that can be readily implemented, as well as those that represent actionable goals to work toward.

Abstract

Informed by a roundtable of experienced  prosecutors from around the country, this Guide provides a systematic way for prosecutors’ offices to evaluate their practices with respect to the key elements of a successful violent crime reduction strategy. This Guide is intended to enable the executives responsible for operating a prosecutor’s office to identify policies and practices that can be readily implemented, as well as those that represent actionable goals to work toward. It suggests practices that are customizable and scalable, from foundational to enhanced, depending on an office’s available resources and experiences, as well as jurisdiction-specific needs and challenges.

Date Created: April 22, 2021