By implementing other strategies which create more efficiency or effectiveness within the Office and criminal justice system, more prosecutorial resources can be diverted to violent crime and community-based prosecution efforts. However, geographic community-based prosecution, having transformed the workings of Philadelphia's courts and prosecutor's office, remains the core foundation of the system. Zone courts were essential to maximizing the benefits of the innovative programs that were implemented over the past few years, and future reforms will further build upon zone courts.
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
Publication Date: 2013