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For the March 17-19, 2022 Conference
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Featured Speakers

avatar for Jonathan Rapping

Jonathan Rapping

Gideon's Promise
Founder and President
avatar for Jeffery Robinson

Jeffery Robinson

ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality
Deputy Legal Director
avatar for Nkechi Taifa

Nkechi Taifa

The Taifa Group
avatar for Andrea Lyon

Andrea Lyon

Lyon Law
Principal, Professor Emeritus
avatar for Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones

Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth
Co-Director of Outreach and Partnership Development
avatar for Rasheeda Lawrence

Rasheeda Lawrence

State of Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Social Worker
avatar for Tyra Patterson

Tyra Patterson

Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Community Outreach Strategist, Artist, Activist
avatar for Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes

avatar for Laura Wexler

Laura Wexler

The Stoop Storytelling Series
Writer, Producer
avatar for Cynthia Roseberry

Cynthia Roseberry

National Policy Advocacy at ACLU Atlanta, GA
Deputy Director of Policy, Justice Division


avatar for Deirdre Ewing (she/her)

Deirdre Ewing (she/her)

Law Offices of the Public Defender, New Mexico
District Defender
avatar for Steven D Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP

Steven D Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP

Spalding University
Associate Professor
avatar for Amir Ali

Amir Ali

MacArthur Justice Center
Director, Washington DC Office
avatar for Jenny Andrews

Jenny Andrews

Indigent Defense Improvement Division, Office of the State Public Defender
Director of Training
avatar for Ian Augarten

Ian Augarten

Prince George's County, Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Juvenile Division Supervisor
avatar for Stuart Banner

Stuart Banner

UCLA School of Law
Norman Abrams Distinguished Professor of Law
avatar for Connor Barusch

Connor Barusch

Committee for Public Counsel Services
Trial Attorney and Training Attorney
avatar for Shane Beaubien

Shane Beaubien

Department of Public Advocacy
Defender Services Branch Supervisor
avatar for Breeanna Bellinger

Breeanna Bellinger

Public Defender's Office
Social Worker
avatar for Zamir Ben-Dan

Zamir Ben-Dan

Black Attorneys of Legal Aid (BALA) Caucus
Staff Attorney and Representative
avatar for Cathy Bennett

Cathy Bennett

National Association for Public Defense
Assistant Training Director
avatar for Katie Benson

Katie Benson

Office of the Public Defender, Minnesota
Dispositional Advisor
avatar for Laura Berry

Laura Berry

Regional Connector/End Solitary Co-Chair
avatar for Kevin Bishop

Kevin Bishop

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel,
LCSW, Social Work Coordinator
avatar for Keri Blakinger

Keri Blakinger

The Marshall Project
Staff Writer
avatar for John Blume

John Blume

Cornell Law School
Samuel F. Leibowtiz Professor of Trial Techniques
avatar for Jeremiah Bourgeois

Jeremiah Bourgeois

Journalist, Legal Scholar, Law Student
avatar for Jessica Brand

Jessica Brand

The Wren Collective
avatar for Stephen Bright

Stephen Bright

Yale Law School
Visiting Lecturer
avatar for Hannah J Brooks

Hannah J Brooks

HJB Legal Services
Owner & CEO
avatar for Cheryl Bruce

Cheryl Bruce

Nashville Public Defender Office
Legal Assistant

DeAndre Carter

YouthDevelopment Corporation, USA
Educational Instructor
avatar for Twyla Carter

Twyla Carter

The Bail Project
National Policy Director
avatar for Meryl Carver-Allmond

Meryl Carver-Allmond

Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services
Training Director
avatar for Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Ontario County Public Defender’s Office
Senior Investigator
avatar for Jeff Chapdelaine

Jeff Chapdelaine

Chapdelaine Consulting and Training
Attorney, Forensic Social Worker, and Forensic Drama Therapist
avatar for Jenny Chestnut

Jenny Chestnut

No More Locked Doors Ministries
Executive Director
avatar for Jeff Chorney

Jeff Chorney

Alameda County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
avatar for Julie Ciccolini

Julie Ciccolini

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Full Disclosure Project)
Director of Law Enforcement Accountability
avatar for Jillian Cohen

Jillian Cohen

Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel
Director of Programs
avatar for David Colarusso

David Colarusso

Suffolk University Law School
Practitioner-in-Residence and Director of the Legal Innovation and...
avatar for Amber English Coleman

Amber English Coleman

Civil Rights Corps
Director of Communications
avatar for John Conroy

John Conroy

Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Senior Investigator
avatar for Byron Conway

Byron Conway

Federal Defender Program
avatar for Shana Conza

Shana Conza

Libra Wellness
Former Public Defender, Certified Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor
avatar for D'Adre Cunningham

D'Adre Cunningham

Washington Defender Association
Incarcerated Parents Project Attorney
avatar for Mark Cunningham

Mark Cunningham

Mark D. Cunningham
avatar for Lars Daniel

Lars Daniel

Envista Forensics
Practice Leader: Digital Forensics
avatar for Natasha Dartigue

Natasha Dartigue

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Maryland State Public Defender, Designate
avatar for Marilena David

Marilena David

Deputy Director
Deputy Director, Michigan State Appellate Defender Officer
avatar for Wendy Dean

Wendy Dean

Moral Injury of Healthcare
CEO and Cofounder
avatar for Premal Dharia

Premal Dharia

Institute to End Mass Incarceration at Harvard Law School
Executive Director
avatar for Michelle A Diaz

Michelle A Diaz

National Crittenton
Director of Projects

Charisse Domingo

Silicon Valley De-Bug
avatar for Herb Duzant

Herb Duzant

Federal Public Defender Office, District of Nevada
Capital Habeas Investigator
avatar for Eddie Ellis

Eddie Ellis

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
Co-Director of Outreach and Member Services
avatar for Brian Elms

Brian Elms

Change & Innovation Agency
Innovation Practice Lead
avatar for Sarah Fajardo

Sarah Fajardo

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey
Policy Director
avatar for Katherine Farrington

Katherine Farrington

Skipped Parts Counseling
co-CEO and Clinical Director
avatar for Marty Feinman

Marty Feinman

The Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Practice
Director of Juvenile Delinquency Training
avatar for Alice Fontier

Alice Fontier

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Managing Director
avatar for Charles Fox

Charles Fox

The Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, Inc.
Director of Diversity and Development
avatar for Laura Fox

Laura Fox

Snohomish County Public Defender Assoc
Data Analyst
avatar for Jennifer Friedman

Jennifer Friedman

Federal Defender Capital Habeas Unit, Central District
Deputy Federal Defender
avatar for Jonathan Friley

Jonathan Friley

Public Defender Services (Charleston, WV)
Public Defender Corporation (PDC) Administrator
avatar for Patrice Fulcher

Patrice Fulcher

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Director of Training

David George

RAPP Campaign
Associate Director
avatar for Dawit Getachew

Dawit Getachew

Bronx Defenders
Chief Policy Counsel, CDP
avatar for Claire Glenn

Claire Glenn

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Public Defender
avatar for Marie Grace

Marie Grace

Skipped Parts Counseling
Co-CEO and Clinical Director
avatar for Darryl Green

Darryl Green

Deep Forgivness
avatar for Darryl Green

Darryl Green

Deep Forgiveness
President and Principal Consultant
avatar for Terri Collins Green

Terri Collins Green

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Director of Social Work
avatar for Nathaniel Hailpern

Nathaniel Hailpern

Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel
Parent Advocate
avatar for Patrick Hakes

Patrick Hakes

Nashville Public Defender Office
Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Ali Hall

Ali Hall

Ali Hall Training and Consulting
Trainer and Consulting
avatar for Tia Hamilton

Tia Hamilton

State Vs Us Magazine
avatar for Stephen Hanlon

Stephen Hanlon

Lawyer Hanlon
avatar for Scott Hechinger

Scott Hechinger

Founder & Director
avatar for Justin Heim

Justin Heim

Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
Staff Development Program Specialist
avatar for Kristin Henning

Kristin Henning

Georgetown Law
Blume Professor of Law; Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic and ...
avatar for Daisha Hill

Daisha Hill

Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
Social Work Supervisor
avatar for Lindsey Hortenstine

Lindsey Hortenstine

Orleans Public Defenders
Director of Communications and Development

Sara Jacobson

Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania
Executive Director of Training
avatar for Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev

Silicon Valley De-Bug
Co-Founder and Director
avatar for Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe

UC Davis School of Law
Acting Professor of Law
avatar for Martesha Johnson

Martesha Johnson

Nashville Defenders
Chief Public Defender
avatar for Qiana Johnson

Qiana Johnson

Life After Release
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Sheri Lynn Johnson

Sheri Lynn Johnson

Cornell Law School
James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law

Leslie Jones-Dove

avatar for Sharon Jones-Eversley

Sharon Jones-Eversley

Towson University, Family Studies and Community Development Department
Associate Professor
avatar for Peter Joy

Peter Joy

Washington University School of Law
Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law; Director, Criminal Justice Clinic
avatar for Ruchi Kapoor

Ruchi Kapoor

Kapoor Law + Policy
Respondent Parents' Counsel
avatar for Alec Karakatsanis

Alec Karakatsanis

Civil Rights Corps
Founder and Executive Director

Adnan Khan

Re:Store Justice
Executive Director
avatar for Dave Klaus

Dave Klaus

Alameda County Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Tatiana Kline

Tatiana Kline

San Diego County, CA Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender III
avatar for Jon Krop

Jon Krop

Mindfulness for Lawyers
avatar for Kathleen Kyle

Kathleen Kyle

Snohomish County Public Defender Association
Executive Director
avatar for La Mer Kyle-Griffiths

La Mer Kyle-Griffiths

Still She Rises
Director of Training and Complex Litigation
avatar for Charity Laister

Charity Laister

Private Practice
Mitigation Specialist
avatar for Thomas Lancaster

Thomas Lancaster

Lancaster Investigations, LLC
Investigator and Owner
avatar for Scott Levy

Scott Levy

Bronx Defenders
Chief Policy Counsel
avatar for Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

The Trauma Stewardship Institute
Founder and Director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and Author...
avatar for Elizabeth Lopez

Elizabeth Lopez

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Emerging Adult Litigation Specialist

John Lopez

Defender Association of Philadelphia
Development Attorney
avatar for Lisa Lorish

Lisa Lorish

Federal Public Defender WDVA, Charlottesville, VA
Assistant Federal Public Defender
avatar for Keith Lotridge

Keith Lotridge

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
avatar for Mark Loudon-Brown

Mark Loudon-Brown

Southern Center for Human Rights
Senior Attorney
avatar for Jon Lyon

Jon Lyon

Investigator Resource Coordinator
avatar for Christine Madjar

Christine Madjar

Department of Public Advocacy
KIP Education Staff Attorney
avatar for Rhonda V. Magee

Rhonda V. Magee

University of San Francisco School of Law
Mindfulness Teacher, Author, Professor of Law
avatar for Crystal Maloney

Crystal Maloney

Chief of Innovation and Strategy
avatar for Randi Mandelbaum

Randi Mandelbaum

Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers Law School
Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law
avatar for Pamela Love Manning

Pamela Love Manning

DP Love Enterprises
avatar for Graciela Martinez

Graciela Martinez

Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
Head Deputy, Immigration and Civil Commitment Units
avatar for Brittany McCoy

Brittany McCoy

The Bronx Defenders
Policy Associate
avatar for Xavier McElrath-Bey

Xavier McElrath-Bey

Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth
Represent Justice Ambassador and Co-Executive Director
avatar for Jay McEntire

Jay McEntire

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho
Senior Litigator
avatar for Aisha McWeay

Aisha McWeay

Still She Rises, Tulsa, OK
Executive Director
avatar for Joe Medici

Joe Medici

Ohio Public Defender
Deputy Director - Trial Services
avatar for Devshi Mehrotra

Devshi Mehrotra

CEO & Co-Founder
avatar for Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Assistant Director
avatar for Justin

Justin "Jay" Miller

University of Kentucky School of Social Work
avatar for Jillian Modzeleski

Jillian Modzeleski

Brooklyn Defender Services
Senior Attorney, Women's Defense Project
avatar for Meredith Moore

Meredith Moore

Artisan Financial Strategies
Founder and CEO
avatar for Amy Nguyen

Amy Nguyen

Capital Maps, LLC
GIS Analyst
avatar for Eli Northrup

Eli Northrup

Bronx Defenders
Policy Counsel, Criminal Defense Practice
avatar for Ashley Morgan Nunn

Ashley Morgan Nunn

Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
avatar for Jeanette Pai-Espinosa

Jeanette Pai-Espinosa

National Crittenton
avatar for Erin Palacios

Erin Palacios

Youth Law Center
Staff Attorney
avatar for Jennifer Park

Jennifer Park

Prince George's County, Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Chante Parker

Chante Parker

Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
Managing Director
avatar for Johnny Perez

Johnny Perez

National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Director of US Prisons Program
avatar for Megan Perrin, Ph.D., MPH

Megan Perrin, Ph.D., MPH

Neuroanalytics, LLC
Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist
avatar for Kate Philpott

Kate Philpott

Forensic Defense Strategies
Special Counsel-Consultant
avatar for Gabrielle Pittman

Gabrielle Pittman

Georgia Capital Defender
Supervising Trial Attorney
avatar for Claire Polini

Claire Polini

Colorado Office of Alternate Defense Counsel
Social Work Outreach Coordinator
avatar for Danielle Ponder

Danielle Ponder

SUNY Brockport, Department of African American Studies
avatar for Nicole Porter

Nicole Porter

The Sentencing Project
Director of Advocacy
avatar for Robyn Powell

Robyn Powell

Stetson University Law
Bruce R. Jacob Visiting Assistant Professor
avatar for Larry Pozner

Larry Pozner

Lawyer, Author, Lecturer
avatar for Sylvia Puente

Sylvia Puente

Latino Policy Forum
President and CEO
avatar for Janis Puracal

Janis Puracal

Forensic Justice Project
Executive Director
avatar for Atara Rich-Shea

Atara Rich-Shea

National Bail Fund Network
Regional Organizer
avatar for Nikki Roberts

Nikki Roberts

Cage Free Communications LLC
avatar for Alejo Rodriguez

Alejo Rodriguez

Chief of Curriculum & Storytelling
avatar for Jenilee Rowley

Jenilee Rowley

Office of the Public Defender, Minnesota
Dispositional Advisor
avatar for Paul Rudof

Paul Rudof

Elkins, Auer, Rudof & Schiff
avatar for Andrea Sáenz

Andrea Sáenz

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project
avatar for Jose Saldana

Jose Saldana

RAPP Campaign
avatar for Kristen Samuels

Kristen Samuels

Southern Center for Human Rights
avatar for Isabel Sanchez-Cummings

Isabel Sanchez-Cummings

Federal Public Defender's Office, Ohio Northern District
Mitigation Specialist / Investigator / Social Worker
avatar for Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders

Pro Publica
avatar for Maria Santiago

Maria Santiago

Exodus Transitional Services
Case Manager
avatar for Juval Scott

Juval Scott

Western District of Virginia
Federal Public Defender
avatar for Jennifer Selitti

Jennifer Selitti

New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Director of Training and Communications

Bekura Shabbazz

Life After Release
avatar for Alexander Shalom

Alexander Shalom

Senior Supervising Attorney
avatar for Pat Shelton

Pat Shelton

Nashville Public Defender Office
Social Services Program Manager
avatar for Corey Sherman

Corey Sherman

Minnesota Board of Public Defense
Training Director
avatar for Georgia Sims

Georgia Sims

Nashville Defenders
Assistant Deputy Public Defender & Training Director
avatar for David Singleton

David Singleton

The Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Executive Director
avatar for Amol Sinha

Amol Sinha

ACLU - New Jersey
Executive Director
avatar for Maneka Sinha

Maneka Sinha

University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Assistant Professor of Law
avatar for Julia Solomons

Julia Solomons

Bronx Defenders
Sr. Policy Social Worker, CDP
avatar for Darryl Woods Sr.

Darryl Woods Sr.

Community Activist and Organizer
avatar for Travis Stearns

Travis Stearns

Washington Appellate Project
Director of NLADA's Appellate Defender Training Program
avatar for Danté Taylor

Danté Taylor

Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
HR Manager
avatar for Stephanne Cline Thornton

Stephanne Cline Thornton

West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program
Clinical Director
avatar for Colette Tvedt

Colette Tvedt

The Law Firm of Colette Tvedt, LLC
avatar for Bianca Tylek

Bianca Tylek

Worth Rises
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Rodney Uphoff

Rodney Uphoff

University of Missouri
Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor Emeritus of Law & ...
avatar for Anupama Vishwamitra

Anupama Vishwamitra

Office of the Georgia Capital Defender
Director of Mitigation
avatar for Peter Wagner

Peter Wagner

Prison Policy Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for K. Shakira Washington

K. Shakira Washington

National Crittenton
Vice President, Advocacy & Research
avatar for Wendy Wayne

Wendy Wayne

CPCS Immigration Impact Unit
avatar for Stephen Weidlich

Stephen Weidlich

King County Department of Public Defense
Strategic Planning Manager
avatar for Nadine Wettstein

Nadine Wettstein

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Director, Immigration Division
avatar for Sara Whitaker

Sara Whitaker

Kanawha County Public Defender (Charleston, WV)
Deputy Public Defender
avatar for Chrishana White

Chrishana White

Brooklyn Defender Services
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
avatar for Emily Ponder Williams

Emily Ponder Williams

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Managing Attorney, Civil Defense Practice
avatar for Betsy Wilson

Betsy Wilson

Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston
avatar for Justice Works

Justice Works

avatar for Juliet Yackel

Juliet Yackel

Law Offices of Juliet Yackel, Evanston, IL
Attorney & Capital Mitigation Specialist
avatar for Nana Yankah

Nana Yankah

Legal Aid Society of DC