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Saturday, March 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Rallying Public Support for Public Defense through Music - Concerts for Indigent Defense

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Advocating to reform criminal justice is a steep uphill battle.  And the sisyphean effort can be depleting when the facts and realities clearly support reform, yet the public and policymakers don't pay attention and/or aren't motivated enough to create improvements.  

Concerts for Indigent Defense was created as a way to infuse the energy of music, musicians, and live audiences into your calls for improved public defense services. Created as a ""newsworthy"" platform to enable local defender offices across the country to connect with musicians to declare local Concerts for Indigent Defense in their communities, it leverages Gideon's anniversary as a way to elevate public regard and support for public defense in a major way - while asking extremely little of the defender offices to make it happen.
This program explains in simple terms what Concerts for Indigent Defense is, how it works locally across the country, and why it's a valuable tool for building public support for public defense. As importantly, you'll hear why Concerts for Indigent Defense is appealing to many in the arts, and how the communications director of the Orleans Defender office leveraged Concerts for Indigent Defense to excellent coverage in the past - and intends to keep doing so

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Stephen Saloom

Stephen Saloom is a nationwide, state-focused criminal justice reform advocate for nearly 30 years.  He launched a criminal justice reform organization in Boston in the 1990's, as well as NACDL's State Criminal Justice Network and the Innocence Project's nationwide policy effort... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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