Position Available: Supervising Attorney of the Conviction Review Unit (“CRU”)

As we all know, the duty of a prosecutor is to seek justice.  That duty never ends, even after a case has closed.

To that end, State Attorney Andrew Warren has announced that his office is seeking candidates for the new position of the Supervising Attorney of the Conviction Review Unit (“CRU”).

The State Attorney’s Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, FL, anticipates launching its CRU by the end of 2018.

The Conviction Review Unit (“CRU”) is a specialized unit within the prosecutor’s office that works to prevent, identify, and remedy wrongful convictions. As of the end of 2017, there were 33 CRUs (also called “Conviction Integrity Units”) around the country, mostly in major cities.

This position reports directly to the State Attorney in Hillsborough County. The CRU Supervisor will be primarily responsible for:

  • the operation of the CRU;
  • case screening and review in CRU; and
  • the supervision of staff and investigators assigned to the CRU.

Additionally, the Supervising Attorney of the CRU will be responsible for providing enhanced training to prosecutors and investigators. If you are interested in applying or know of qualified candidates, encourage them to apply using the link below.

Interested applicants should apply here.

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