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Parenting Beyond Bars II: Mitigating Familial Separation Due to Parental Incarceration in Criminal Proceedings

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  • WDA Webinar
When Apr 07, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 01:15 pm
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Contact Phone 206-623-4321
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WDA's Incarcerated Parents Project presents: Parenting Beyond Bars II: Mitigating Familial Separation Due to Parental Incarceration in Criminal Proceedings. This webinar is a one-hour and fifteen minute training for lawyers and paraprofessionals engaged in criminal defense work.  The program learning objectives are to build competence in litigating mitigation and release options in criminal proceedings for parents and building sustainable reinforcement of training content in everyday defense practice.    The program format is a presentation-style training a broad range of legal and practice tips; including, but not limited to, introducing the resources available through Washington Defender Association’s Incarcerated Parents Project; a review of social science literature regarding the impact of parental incarceration on children of incarcerated parents and on parents recidivism;   review of mitigation options available for parents facing incarceration or incarcerated parents charged with felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses, and juvenile adjudications; and practice tips regarding concurrent (and collateral) custody proceedings.  

About the Presenter:

Ms. D'Adre Cunningham is currently the Incarcerated Parents Project attorney at Washington Defender Association in Seattle, Washington. She is also currently collaborating with the University of Washington Court Improvement Training Academy & the Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid Children’s Representation Program as the Western Washington mentorship program coordinator.   She formerly served indigent clients for 15 years as a public defender at The Defender Association, now a division of the King County Department of Public Defense.  She spent five of those years as an Attorney Supervisor in the Dependency Unit.  Her other legal experience includes: representing children and parents in child welfare proceedings; defending indigent adults in Seattle Municipal misdemeanor proceedings & in King County Superior Court felony proceedings; and advocating for systemic reforms at The Racial Disparity Project. 

D’Adre is an alumna of the University Of Washington School Of Law. She currently serves in a volunteer capacity as co-chair of the Child Welfare Subcommittee of the WSBA Juvenile Law Section Executive Committee, as a member of the King County Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Taskforce, and as a volunteer Board Member at Solid Ground, a local anti-racist, anti-poverty nonprofit advocacy organization.  

This webinar is scheduled to take place on April 7, 2017 between 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM for 1.25 Law and Legal Procedure Credits.

To register, email wda@defensenet.org and type "Parenting Beyond Bars II" in the subject line.

 

 

 

 

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