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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Meetup: Social Work Meetup with Jodi Metz

Start Date: 5/18/2022 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/18/2022 1:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

Social Work Meetup 5/18/22 - 12 PM EASTERN, ~60 mins - with Jodi Metz

About the Meetup: This meet-up will discuss the role of the social worker in mental health litiagtion.

Meetup Facilitator:  Jodi Metz

About the Facilitator:
Jodi Metz has been employed as a Forensic Social Worker with the Office of Rehabilitation and Development for The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia since 2011. As a sentencing advocate and mitigation specialist, she collaborates with defense teams to represent adults facing numerous complex issues. Jodi’s specialties include serving individuals living with chronic and persistent mental illness, as well as contributing to cases involving insanity defenses and competency litigation. In addition, she has worked on several Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) and Compassionate Release cases, preparing release plans and supporting individuals who have transitioned back into the community following release. Jodi has prepared sentencing reports and delivered testimony before courts in Washington, D.C. as well as the US Parole Commission and the DC Commission on Mental Health. Prior to her tenure at The Public Defender Service, she provided community based clinical services to individuals living with mental illness as a clinical case manager with Community Connections, Inc., a D.C. mental health agency. Jodi has presented at the PDS Criminal Defender Summer Series Training Program, National Defender Investigator Association, Howard University School of Social Work, and Georgetown University Law Center. After obtaining her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Development at Virginia Tech, she earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington, D.C.

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Closed: 5/18/2022 12:15 PM

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