National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists

The National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) is the only national organization devoted to the educational and professional development of mitigation specialists and sentencing advocates. For more information on our field, check out a Brief Overview of Defense Based Sentencing Advocacy.

Members of NASAMS provide sentencing advocacy and mitigation services throughout the country. If you are searching for a professional to join your defense team, contact [email protected] to find the right person to meet the needs of your team.

What we do:

NASAMS offers national and regional trainings, individual consultation, a listserv, and other member services designed to support and enhance an effective mitigation practice. The trainings bring together sentencing advocates, mitigation specialists, forensic experts, investigators, and attorneys from throughout the country.

NASAMS has also established a Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, adopted in 1997 by the National Association of Sentencing Advocates, to help guide the work of defense-based advocates.


Contact the NASAMS Executive Committee to learn more about our organization, our profession, and how you can get involved.