MyGideon Committee

The MyGideon Committee is in charge of developing a secure, hyper-practical, intuitively organized resource website for public defense professionals. MyGideon is for attorneys in the courtroom, social workers finding alternatives to prison, investigators in the field, IT staff keeping their offices ahead of the technological curve, budgeteers trying to make the numbers pencil out, policy leaders making change, and anyone else who is essential to the public defense movement. 

The goal is to gather together every resource for every public defense need

  • embedded within easy-to-use checklists
  • continuously curated for quality and recency; and
  • organized so that you can find the information you need within seconds.

This is a lofty goal, but it's possible if we can work together. If you'd like to contribute your time or your resources, or of you have a specific request of MyGideon, contact Amanda Alvarez Thibeault

The committee is chaired by Alex Bassos and Jeff Sherr.

Committee Members:


 


NAPD News

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.