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NCJ Number: 250710 Find in a Library
Title: Creating an Arrest Alert System in Your Jurisdiction: A Workshop for Prosecutors and Other Planners (Participant Handbook)
Corporate Author: Center for Court Innovation
United States of America

Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2017
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)
Washington, DC 20036
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Center for Court Innovation
New York, NY 10018
Grant Number: 2013-DB-BX-0043
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the participant handbook for a half-day workshop that instructs participants in key steps for planning, implementing, and maintaining an arrest alert system (AAS) for prosecutor’s offices in their jurisdictions that facilitates the implementation of crime-control strategies targeting high-priority arrestees, crimes, and locations.
Abstract: Background information for workshop participants reviews the rationale for and operation of the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office’s creation of an AAS in May 2010. The AAS was created as a tool in implementing intelligence-driven prosecution strategies that focus the collective resources of a prosecutor’s office on particular arrestees, crimes, and locations determined to be high-priority for public safety. The New York AAS involves customized software that notifies prosecutors by email of priority arrests involving a specific individual, charge, or arrest location. The handbook then outlines the workshop agenda, followed by two worksheets that guide participants in identifying and managing priority arrests and also the implementation of an AAS. The handbook then presents five fact sheets that discuss the nature of an arrest alert, the identification and management of priority arrests, the development of the AAS technology, measuring the success of the AAS, and examples of how arrest alerts can be helpful.
Main Term(s): Crime control policies
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Prosecutor training; Prosecutorial screening; Prosecutors; Prosecutors Management Information System
Note: For related documents, see NCJ-250708-09 and NCJ-250711-13.
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