Direct File & Transfer Training

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March 2 - March 3

The OCR is excited to partner with The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel and the State Office of the Public Defender to offer a 2-day virtual training on direct file and transfer cases. This training is for attorneys and social workers who work on these cases.

Location: Virtual

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

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Session line-up:

  • Lived Experience Expert Cheyenne Babbitt – What Happens to Teenage Girls Serving Lengthy DOC Sentences
  • Lael E. H. Chester, Director, Emerging Adult Project at the Columbia University Justice Lab – YOS Reform Report to the Legislature, best practices in working with emerging adults in the criminal legal system
  • Dr. Lila Kazemian, Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Incorporating Desistance Data into Your Presentations
  • Dr. Shameka Stuart, Speech Language Pathologist – The Confluence of Cognitive and Communication Disorders and Youth Involvement in Adult Carceral Spaces
  • Lauryn Tully and Katie Hecker – Nuts and bolts of direct file and transfer law and procedure
  • Amy Kelso and Morgen Archer – What to do in the first hours, days, and weeks
  • Kevin Bishop – Pushing back against the false crime wave narrative
  • Stacie Colling, Hannah Proof and Hollis Whitson – Using data to persuade
  • Nicole Duncan and Lindsay Sandoval – Litigating Race in Direct File and Transfer Cases
  • Tim McArthur – Creative mitigation presentations


March 2
March 3
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