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FY 19 Innovations in Prosecution Program

Award Information

Award #
2019-YX-BX-0020
Location
Congressional District
Status
Past Project Period End Date
Funding First Awarded
2019
Total funding (to date)
$360,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $360,000)

The purpose of the Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program is to provide state, local, and tribal prosecutors with information, resources, and training and technical assistance (TTA) to develop effective strategies and programs to address and prosecute individuals who commit violent crime. Prosecutors are leaders within the criminal justice system who possess an enormous responsibility within the criminal justice system. Accordingly, they are well positioned to bring the police, the community, and local agencies together to combat violent crime in their jurisdictions.

The Innovative Prosecution Solutions Program encourages prosecutors to use data in the development of their violent crime strategies and programs. As such, it builds upon analysis-driven, promising practices and evidence-based prosecution by encouraging state, local, and tribal prosecutorial agencies to develop effective, economical, and innovative responses to crime within their jurisdictions. Applicants will identify a problem to be addressed and may enlist a research partner to help evaluate the effectiveness of their Innovative Prosecution Solutions.

The State Attorney's Office of the 4th Judicial Circuit proposes to strengthen its Targeted Prosecution Unit to support the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office in violent crime initiatives and investigations. Its plan includes early involvement at the investigation phase and the development of a community engagement strategy, which will be tracked by Florida International University.

CA/NCF

Date Created: September 9, 2019