The Crime Strategies and Community Partnerships Unit (CS/CPU) is one of the Office's newest Units. Inspired by similar programs in other major metropolitan areas, including Manhattan, San Francisco, St. Louis, and Baton Rouge, CS/CPU's mission is to increase public safety through enhanced prosecutorial decision-making by using a data-driven approach to resourcefully address chronic crime. With this new approach, the CS/CPU is a logical enhancement and extension of the earlier Community Prosecution model and principles dating back to the late 1980's. CS/CPU consists of a multi-disciplinary team of Assistant District Attorneys, analysts, and investigators who collect, analyze, process, and share data to identify crime trends, criminal activity, and priority offenders in the community. Through use of this collected data, the CS/CPU develops and implements intelligence-driven prosecution strategies that provide long-lasting solutions to the County’s major crime issues. CS/CPU is also tasked with building and maintaining relationships with key community partners, including a variety of government agencies, law enforcement agencies, and community-based groups. The Unit also oversees and administers the District Attorney's community outreach, education, and training programs.
The Unit is led by Director of Community Affairs, Sonja Brown.