Monday, March 26, 2018

Investigators and Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates' Conference

Start Date: 3/26/2018 1:00 PM MDT
End Date: 3/29/2018 12:00 PM MDT

Venue Name: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

1300 Broadway Street
Denver, CO  United States  80203

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense & The Colorado Office of Alternate Defense Counsel

Jeff Sherr
Phone: 859 629 9152

NAPD's First Investigator and Social Workers/Sentencing Advocates Conference.




These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to chose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There will also be networking opportunities to create relationships to sustain the support provided during the live event. 

The curriculum is being designed by two experienced planning teams working with NAPD's Training Director Jeff Sherr.
See the working draft of the agenda.   This will continue to evolve as we survey registrants and make sure it fits your needs. 

Members - Early before 1/15/18 = $200,  Regular = $250,  Late registration after 3/1/18 = $300

Non-Members - Early before 1/15/18 = $250,  Regular = $300,  Late registration after 3/1/18 = $350

Featured Speakers and joint sessions include

  • Client Centered Defense Teams and Issues of Race in the Criminal Justice System with Jonathan Rapping, President and Founder of Gideon's Promise
  • Secondary Trauma with John Cutro and Linda Pillsbury
  • Safety in the Field with Herb Duzant and Watani Tyehimba
  • Gang Culture with Bruni Marrero
Other Topics to include
       Investigators                Social Workers and Sentencing Advocates
  • Digital Evidence
  • Cell Site Analysis
  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Working with Experts
  • Medical Records
  • Social Media Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • Testifying
  • Ethics
  • and many more
  • Client Relationships and Interviewing
  • Developing and Writing Reports
  • Social History Videos
  • Children as clients
  • Opiates
  • Working with Experts
  • Small groups breakouts on
    • Interviewing
    • Report Writing
  • and many more

We have a limited room block with the ART Hotel.  A private link to set up your room is sent once you register.  

The event has reached its maximum number of attendees. However, you can register to the waitlist

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 3/12/2018 6:06 PM

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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

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.

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.

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

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.