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An Explanation of the Review and Referral Process for Correspondence from Citizens Regarding the Criminal Justice System
 
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  The Review Process  
  If your letter falls within our authority, it will be reviewed. In most cases, the review process is as follows:  
 
  1. Your letter is assigned to an investigator. This investigator determines whether there are additional letters either on the same subject or from the same correspondent.
  2. Your letter and any relevant prior correspondence are then forwarded to a Deputy Attorney General for a preliminary review. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, the assigned Deputy Attorney General may request additional information from the appropriate County Prosecutor's Office or local law enforcement authorities.
  3. In most cases, this preliminary review is limited to analyzing what has already occurred. No testimony is taken and separate investigations are not conducted in most cases.
  4. Once the preliminary review is completed, there is another review conducted by a committee of several Deputy Attorneys General and their supervisors. A final decision is reached at this time. Correspondents are notified of the outcome of the review by mail. There is no appeal from this decision.
 
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