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Smart Prosecution Initiative: National Training and Technical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $405,000)

The goal of Smart Prosecution TTA is to support the needs of local Smart Prosecution sites and deliver training to prosecutors and the defense bar on how to work with researchers. The objectives of Smart Prosecution TTA are to: (1) Assist the Smart Prosecution sites successfully implement data-driven and problem-solving activities in their efforts to ensure the fair administration of justice; (2) Improve and enhance site-based grantees' understanding of Smart Prosecution goals and objectives; (3) Engage proactively with Smart Prosecution sites to assess progress, address challenges, and identify solutions; (4) Communicate regularly with BJA to assess the impact of TTA services on Smart Prosecution program goals and individual site progress; and (5) Support BJA's Smart Suite of programs by delivering training jointly to the defense bar and prosecutors on developing relationships with and using researchers to implement best practices and evidence-based programs. The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys will be the national training and technical assistance provider to support and build capacity in the field and among the jurisdictions selected to be Smart Prosecution sites. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2014