Defense Counsel

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is a nonpartisan, national research and policy hub producing and disseminating research designed to prevent errors in the criminal justice system. The Center takes an interdisciplinary, data-driven, “systems approach” to identifying and analyzing the most crucial problems in the justice system, and proposing solutions that improve its fairness for the benefit of society.

Active BJA Funded Project(s):

  • Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Training and Technical Assistance Program
  • FY18 URLPWC TTA Project
  • Event Reviews to Support the Sentinel Events Initiative

Webinar - The NCMEC Safeguard Program: A Model for Developing Your Resiliency Program

This webinar will discuss the steps necessary to support a healthy staff environment from the initial employment interview process, through training, employment, end of employment, and post-employment follow-up. A combination of research and case examples support the presentation.

  • Technical Level: Basic.
  • The following are encouraged to attend: detectives, forensic interviewers, sexual assault nurse examiners, victim advocates, juvenile court personnel, prosecutors, and other child-serving professionals.

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Webinar: Reducing Recidivism: Improving Supervision Outcomes for FASD Probationers

Research suggests that as many as 60 percent of adolescents and adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) come into contact with the criminal justice system. FASD is a prenatal brain injury that can make understanding and complying with probation conditions difficult, putting this population at higher risk for recidivism. Learn effective supervision strategies to improve supervision outcomes, prevent crime, and reduce recidivism. During the webinar, participants will:

2017 FREE Webinar: Challenging Government Hacking in Criminal Cases

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) recently published a guide on challenging evidence seized by government-installed computer malware authored by the American Civil Liberties Union with input from NACDL and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The guide, “Challenging Government Hacking in Criminal Cases,” assessed recent court decisions evaluating the government’s use of malware in the context of Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable searches.

Defending Women Charged with Crimes in Relationship to Pregnancy

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presents this webinar with attorneys from National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), with the goal of expanding NAPW's nationwide network of criminal defense lawyers who have the training and tools needed to provide excellent representation in cases of women being criminally charged or otherwise punished in relationship to pregnancy.

National Forum on Criminal Justice (July - Aug 2017)

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association, the Justice Research and Statistics Association, and the IJIS Institute, the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decisionmakers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local, and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real world strategies and solutions from around the country.

BJA Webinar: Fiscal Year 2017 National Initiatives – Adjudication Solicitation

This webinar will provide an overview of the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Initiatives – Adjudications: Training and Technical Assistance to Support the Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment solicitation for prospective applicants. Applications are due on May 16, 2017. 

View the FY 2017 BJA National Initiatives – Adjudications: Training and Technical Assistance to Support the Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment solicitation

Advanced Topics in Criminal Defense for Utah Defenders

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) will provide a two-day training program for public defense providers in Utah, at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Law School in Provo, Utah, on July 13-14, 2017. Topics will include false confessions, eyewitness identification, performance standards, pseudoscience, immigration, and more.

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