All posts tagged: David LaBahn

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Shattered Lives: David LaBahn Talks About Gangs

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   Earlier in his career in his home state of California, David LaBahn was appointed to TARGET Gang Team at the City of Westminster Police Department and worked with state, local and federal law enforcement in a successful effort to reduce gang violence.  Labahn has since held several roles including a prosecuting trial attorney, consultant, and currently the President and CEO of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, a national association representing elected and deputy or assistant prosecutors, and city attorneys. In his return appearance to Shattered Lives Radio, David LaBahn will be talking about gangs and gang prosecution. The Criminal Resource Manual states: Federal assistance in prosecuting traditionally state-prosecuted crimes is needed in many states where penitentiary sentences result in minimal time served by defendants. This pathetic situation has resulted in an almost total absence of deterrence as a result of criminal sentences. As a consequence, some repeat offenders have no fear of punishment. Gangs exemplify this type of contempt of the criminal system. Another guest for this week’s show, mother and founder of Mothers Against …

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Shattered Lives: David LaBahn, Enhancing the Effectiveness of Prosecuting Crimes

  LISTEN LIVE! Successful prosecutions are yet another step in the justice system that “that reflect a balance of punishment, compassion and concern for victims and community, including for offenders who are not citizens of the United States.” Keeping the scales of justice balanced puts prosecutors in a unique position, keeping justice in mind and not just “the win” and closure of a case. By utilizing the resources and programs offered through the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, prosecutors can better understand their role and assist in creating safer communities free from crime. The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) was founded as a national “think tank” to represent all prosecutors and provide additional resources such as training and technical assistance in an effort to develop proactive innovative prosecutorial practices that prevent crime, ensure equal justice and make our communities safer. APA is the only national organization to represent and support all prosecutors, including both appointed and elected prosecutors, as well as their deputies and assistants, whether they work as city attorneys, tribal prosecutors, district attorneys, state’s …