Jim Baum is an Assistant Attorney General at the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General where he currently serves as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He has also served as the Chief of the Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit and the Chief of the Juvenile Prosecution Unit. He has been with the office for 20 years in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. During those years, he has focused his efforts on trials, coordinated prosecution and investigation, gang and violent crime prosecutions, organized crime investigation and prosecution, as well as community prosecution. For these efforts, he received the 2003 Neil J. Houston Award for dedicated service and citizen contribution toward the criminal justice profession, the 2004 Rhode Island Attorney General Justice Award for dedication and commitment to crime prevention, and the 2013 Providence Police Outside Agency Award for outstanding achievement in a bribery and obstruction of justice investigation and prosecution. In addition to his work with the office, Jim assisted the United States Department of State in its efforts to reform the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office and the Armenian Ministry of Justice. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Lawrence University. Jim is also very active in Special Olympics of Rhode Island where he is a coach and serves as a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee.