The WDA Investigators Network (WDAIN) was created in the fall of 2014 to advance the effectiveness, quality, and availability of indigent criminal defense investigation throughout Washington state.
Initial WDAIN priorities include
Contact Joe Kelly for information about outreach to the Criminal Defense Investigation community for needs and strengths assessment and recruitment.
Contact Janna Richards about training and curriculum development.
Contact Cindy Arends Elsberry about how to get involved.
Input from all WDA members will be considered as we hone in on specific projects, programs, and offerings, so please chime in with your thoughts, needs, and ideas. And please share and forward this to stakeholders we may have overlooked.
The WDAIN goal is to ensure that all indigent WA defendants and their attorneys have access to effective investigation, in a network that leverages and advances knowledge and performance.
This publication is a practical guide for investigators and attorneys who work with them, covering topics including: how to develop an investigation, take a statement, the ethics of investigation, and the need for safety. It also ...