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Robin Steinberg Delivers Powerful TED Talk on Injustice of Money Bail

Two weeks ago, Robin delivered a powerful talk at the TED conference on the urgency of this issue and her ambitious plan for The Bail Project: 40 sites over the next 5 years, each with the capacity to bail out 1000 people annually. 
As many of you know, Robin Steinberg, founder of The Bronx Defenders, stepped down from her organization last year to launch The Bail Project, a new national bail fund and initiative to combat pretrial incarceration. Two weeks ago, Robin delivered a powerful talk at the TED conference on the urgency of this issue and her ambitious plan for The Bail Project: 40 sites over the next 5 years, each with the capacity to bail out 1000 people annually. The Bail Project is on a mission to bail out as many people as possible and demonstrate money bail is not only unjust, but also unnecessary. You can watch Robin's presentation at http://go.ted.com/robinsteinberg and learn more about The Bail Project at bailproject.org.

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January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.
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November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.
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April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE
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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principles, which are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.