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Kevin W. McClain is a licensed private investigator in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin. He is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator and President of Kevin W. McClain Investigations Ltd., which is a multi-state investigative firm (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Wisconsin) with 20 investigators that have over 200 years of investigative experience. He is qualified as an expert in Criminal Investigations, and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He has also been a college instructor. Mr. McClain began his career in 1993 and gained distinction as one of the regions premier private investigators assisting some of the finest criminal defense and civil attorneys with major felonies, personal injuries, wrongful deaths, corporate investigations and high profile media cases. He has been a featured speaker at the national conferences for NLADA ôLife in the Balance Capital Defense training seminars in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Florida and St. Louis. He has developed numerous presentations on the utilization of the Internet and Social Media and has been retained as a Cyber Investigator in high profile media cases.. He has developed numerous investigative and attorney investigative training programs throughout the country. He has the distinction of being part of the defense team on two Illinois Death Penalty cases which were dismissed prior to trial. (First time in Illinois history since Capital Litigation Division was formed in 2000.) Mr. McClain has conducted over (60) Death Penalty investigations as a fact and mitigation investigator around the country including recently one of Angola (5) in Louisiana which resulted in a life sentence. Mr. McClain has also worked with the Center of Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University and is on the faculty at the Clarence Darrow Death Penalty College at DePaul University Law School in Chicago, Illinois and is a contract investigator for the Illinois Innocence Project.

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On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principleswhich are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.  

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On March 2, 2017, NAPD released its Statement on Reducing Demand For Public Defense: Alternatives to Traditional Prosecution Can Reduce Defender Workload, Save Money, and Reduce RecidivismThere are more than 2 million people in jail and prison in the United States. This is a four-fold increase since 1980. This increase and the racial disproportionality among incarcerated people has led to alliances across the political spectrum to address the impact on people and on budgets.  As the new Coalition for Public Safety has put it, “Our country has an ‘overcriminalization’ problem and an ‘overincarceration’ problem — and it’s getting worse." NAPD authored this statement because there is a great opportunity to make transformative changes that can improve justice and save money.  A variety of organizations representing a wide spectrum of political views have joined together to end the systematic problem of overcriminalization and narrow the net of incarceration by reforming criminal codes.