Community prosecution involves the following components:
A proactive approach;
A clearly defined target area;
Problem solving, public safety and quality of life issues;
The direct interaction between the prosecutor and the community
and the incorporation of the community’s input into the
Partnerships among the prosecutor, law enforcement
public and private agencies and the community;
The commitment of policy makers;
Varied enforcement methods; and
Community prosecution is a grassroots approach to law enforcement. It involves traditional and non-traditional initiatives to work within a targeted community to prevent crime, thus reducing the number of arrests and prosecutions.
Recognizing that prosecution cannot strictly be reactionary to crime, community prosecution also involves crime prevention and community involvement.