Collaborative Training for Prosecutors and CC Personnel to Improve Capacity to Prevent Terrorism
Contracting Agency: Department of Homeland Security

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness, Department of Homeland Security, to develop a training curriculum for prosecutors and community corrections officers focusing on identifying and responding to “precursor” crimes (e.g., threats, hoaxes, identity crimes, and drug trafficking). APPA will partner with the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), an affiliate of the National District Attorneys Association, to conduct the project that will train community corrections officers across the country in techniques for identifying potential terrorist or terrorist-supporting activities among offenders on their caseloads and for reporting this information to law enforcement colleagues at federal, state, and local levels. It will ensure that the vast amount of data collected by community corrections agencies will be analyzed for terrorist implications and shared with local prosecuting attorneys’ offices, multi-jurisdictional antiterrorism task forces, and regional intelligence fusion centers.

Project Manager
Matthew DeMichele
Senior Research Associate
American Probation and Parole Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578–1910
Phone: (859) 244-8123
Fax: (859) 244-8001