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Friday, March 17 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
From Policy to Practice: The Role of Public Defenders in the On-Going Search for Alternatives to Incarceration.

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The ABA Criminal Justice Section has recently approved its first set of Standards on Diversion.  How can they effectively be utilized to help offset the disproportionate number of poor people of color from criminal prosecution and its collateral damages?  Many stakeholders in this space have developed internal policies and practices for diversion and alternatives to incarceration programs, but often without the guidance of uniform and multi-faceted standards that emphasize a public health perspective for the establishment, implementation, and evaluation of diversion programs.  This presentation will focus on the unique role that public defenders can play in advancing fair and effective alternatives to the traditional arrest, prosecution and sentencing of persons who suffer from substance use and mental health disorders.

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Lisa Washington

Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
Professor Washington is particularly interested in overlapping issues of poverty, race, and gender in the carceral state. Her research focuses on the intersections of family regulation law and the criminal legal system. Her most recent scholarship is published or forthcoming in the... Read More →
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Raul Ayala

Deputy Federal Public Defender, Collaborative Courts Supervising Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Los Angeles, CA
Raul Ayala is the Collaborative Courts Supervising Attorney for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the Central District of California.  As such, he has been assigned as the lead Deputy Federal Public Defender for each of the Conviction and Sentence Alternatives (CASA) Program... Read More →
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Ion Meyn

Task Force Reporter, University of Wisconsin Law School
Ion Meyn teaches in the areas of civil procedure, criminal procedure, civil rights, and race and the law.His scholarship examines race and class-based disparities that inform process and outcomes in criminal adjudication. His research also addresses the regulation and prosecution... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Room J