Beyond The Adversarial System- Achieving the Challenge Webinar

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA)

Traditionally, prosecutors and defenders are adversaries in the courtroom. In order to achieve the SJC goals of system-wide sustainable change, collaboration with all system actors is essential. However, broader criminal justice reform can often be difficult to achieve when dealing with traditionally opposing roles. Therefore, APA and NLADA have drafted a joint publication entitled “Beyond the Adversarial System: Achieving the Challenge,” which stems from our April 2017 joint meeting that brought together SJC prosecutors and defenders from four jurisdictions. The goal of the publication is to provide prosecutors and defenders throughout the nation with effective strategies on how to collaborate and develop new ideas to address systemic criminal justice issues while still maintaining their traditional roles in the courtroom. Accordingly, the publication contains nine recommendations for prosecutors and defenders to foster beneficial and productive working relationships so that together, we can create meaningful and lasting change.

Please join us in continuing this collaborative effort for criminal justice system reform.