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“Policy on eScreening Implementation” By this directive, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) is implementing an electronic screening protocol (“eScreening”) to allow for the timely transfer of case information from the charging agency to the BCPO. Not only will this process enable us all to better meet the many obligations arising from Criminal Justice Reform, but it will also help reduce the content burden on your agencies by, among other things, eliminating weekly screening trips to the BCPO and by automating the transfer of downgrade information to the appropriate municipal court.

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