The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services provides centralized and coordinated technical assistance and services for Missouri's prosecuting attorneys. Generally, these responsibilities include providing research and trial assistance to prosecutors; reference and educational publications; developing and maintaining an automated case management and criminal history reporting system; providing direct services for crime victims and coordination of prosecutor-based victim advocates; acting as a liaison to agencies, offices and associations on behalf of prosecutors; and providing other necessary assistance. The Office serves as the principal source of continuing legal education for prosecuting attorneys and training for support staff, providing specialized training in traffic safety, domestic and sexual violence, trial skills, case management and criminal history reporting. Additional special statutory responsibilities are also placed upon the Office.
Commissions and Task Forces: The executive director, or his or her designee, serves on the Criminal Justice Records Information Advisory Committee, the Criminal Non-Support Courts Coordinating Commission, the Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Commission, the Court Automation Committee, and the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children.
Partnerships: Additionally, the Office partners with many other agencies on various programs such as the Livestock and Farm Protection Task Force and the Child Fatality Review State Panel.