2019 Holistic Defense and Leadership Conferences

Conference
Monday, June 03, 2019 8:30 am to Friday, June 07, 2019 5:00 pm
Baltimore, MD

The Holistic Defense & Leadership Conferences offer a week-long learning opportunity for public defenders. The four events: (1) Mitigation Certificate Training; (2) NASAMS Conference; (3) COD Network Conference and (4) Black Public Defender Association Conference will explore issues concerning holistic defense practice, social work and mitigation practice and diversity and inclusion. In addition to traditional workshops, participants have the opportunity to engage with peers and experts during discussion/innovation labs, networking dinners and more! The conference offerings include the following:

The NASAMS Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program (NASAMS Certificate) - will be held in conjunction with the 2019 NASAMS Conference .This program will provide participants with training from nationally recognized experts in the field. The small class size will ensure quality instruction, coaching and hands-on learning. In addition, participants will receive sample materials, organizational tools, sample reports and E-tools to assist with their practice. This is an intensive training offered to beginners or professionals who want to refresh their mitigation skills.

  • Opens 8:30 a.m. on June 3 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on June 4. Registration for NASAMS conference is included with the Certificate program registration.

National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) Conference - The NASAMS Conference offers an opportunity for social workers and mitigation specialists who work with the public defender community to receive cutting edge training from experienced and nationally recognized experts.

  • Opens 3:00 p.m. on June 3 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on June 4.

Community-Oriented Defender (COD) Network Conference - provides training from holistic practitioners and experts on community-based holistic defense programs. It is the leading annual event for holistic defenders because it provides networking and learning opportunities for COD members as well as strategizing about national advocacy efforts.

  • Opens 8:30 a.m. on June 5 and closes at 1:15 p.m. on June 6.

The Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference - provides skills-based training, professional development and leadership training. This is the first conference for the new BPDA section of NLADA, and it offers attendees the opportunity to train, dialogue and network with other black public defenders. The goal of BPDA is to improve the quality of defense provided to low-income communities across the United States by creating and maintaining a national network of skilled Black public defenders who identify with and are committed to the populations they serve.

  • Opens 3:00 p.m. on June 6 and closes at 2:00 p.m. on June 7.

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All conference events will be at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

 

 

 

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

300 South Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-962-8300

 

 

 

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