Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $486,470)
The purpose of Smart Prosecution is to develop a body of knowledge about data-driven strategiesinnovative, best practice, or evidence-basedas they are implemented by prosecutors. BJA is seeking applications from state, local, or tribal prosecutor agencies interested in testing data-driven approaches that address one or more of the three goals listed below. Smart Prosecution applicants will identify a problem to be addressed and enlist an independent research partner to help evaluate the effectiveness of their Smart Prosecution effort.
The implemented strategies will address enhanced decision-making in connection with one or more of the following goals: promoting fair, impartial, and expeditious pursuit of justice; ensuring safe communities through prosecutorial practices; and promoting integrity in the prosecution profession and effective coordination in the criminal justice system.