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This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Friday, November 2 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
The Right to Counsel National Campaign: Championing Public Defense by Garnering Support from Unlikely Allies

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Presenters from the Right to Counsel National Campaign (R2C) will build on last year’s session where we discussed the findings from the public opinion research, American Views on the Right to Counsel and Public Defense, and how defenders and advocates can use the findings to advocate for public defense. In this session, we will also present on the findings from the system actor roundtables and the accompanying communications toolkit (to be released in the summer of 2018), the roles these other system actors play in ensuring the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, and persuasive messages to gain system actor champions. During this session we will explore what this means for defenders; how defenders can use this information to champion the importance of public defense; and how defenders can collaborate with other system actors to gain support for effective public defense systems and to ensure the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

Speakers
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Kim Ball

Director, Justice Programs Office, The American University
Kim Ball joined the Justice Programs Office (JPO) in 2016 after spending 17 years at the U.S. Department of Justice. Kim is a nationally recognized and accomplished criminal justice strategist known for seeing all the moving parts and putting them together for successful social change... Read More →
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Genevieve Citrin

Senior Policy Advisor, Justice Programs Office, The American University
Genevieve Citrin Ray joined the Justice Programs Office (JPO) in 2015 and is the project director of the Right to Counsel National Campaign, a public awareness initiative that uses value-based communication tactics to inform policymakers, criminal justice stakeholders, and the public... Read More →


Friday November 2, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Plaza Ballroom II

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