Postconviction Training and Resources

In 2022, WDA partnered with Seattle Clemency Project, along with the support of statewide Office of Public Defense, have created a post-conviction resource center to support public defenders and their clients facing resentencings from long and lengthy prison sentences. This project will include:

  • Support to public defenders through trainings and technical assistance for felony resentencings hearings.
  • Reentry support and services for clients being released from prison. This portion of the project will be overseen by the Seattle Clemency Project.
  • Tracking outcomes of resentencing cases across Washington State.

More information is to come. For questions, please email



DOC Role in Resentencing and Rentry Training  4.12.22.

DOC 4.12 training materials

Second Chances: Preparing for a Resentencing Hearing (3.2021)



» Felony Resentencing Pathways (3.2022) – Washington Defender Association (

» DOC Where to Send Resentencing Questions – Washington Defender Association (

About Time: How Long and Life Sentences Fuel Mass Incarceration in Washington State, ACLU-Washington and Dr. Katherine Beckett.