Strategies in Focus

Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office aims to reverse the upward trend of drug overdoses in the city by prosecuting high-volume drug manufacturers and suppliers — cutting off the opioid epidemic at its source.


In an effort to keep pace with evolving criminal tactics, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is systematically mining social media for evidence of gun-related offenses — enhancing offender accountability in the process.


In response to a drastic spike in gun crime, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office created a dedicated unit to enhance the investigation and prosecution of Chicago’s most violent offenders.


Intimidation of victims and witnesses makes non-fatal shootings notoriously difficult to prosecute. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office set out to change that through the IPS initiative.