This CLE is hosted at King County Department of Public Defense as an in-house training for King DPD employees. If you are not a King DPD employee but interested in attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be a limited number of seats available to WDA Members.
Parenting Beyond Bars II: Mitigating Familial Separation Due to Parental Incarceration in Criminal Proceedings is a one-hour 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. The program will be presented by WDA-Incarcerated Parents Project Staff Attorney D’Adre Cunningham.