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Thursday, December 7 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Defender Caucus: Pre-Trial Justice: A Discussion about Bail Reform, Risk Assessments, and Race

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Bail reform and pre-trial justice is one of the hottest topics in the defender community. Racial justice is intimately related to these topics because cash bail disproportionally affects poor and minority communities. Many jurisdictions are working on these issues and employing different strategies, and we will hear about what is working and what is not. Our panel will include experts from the defender, formerly incarcerated and directly affected, and civil rights communities.

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Cherise Fanno Burdeen

Chief Executive Officer, Pretrial Justice Institute
Cherise Burdeen has spent more than 20 years working to improve public safety policies and practices across the country. After earning a Bachelors in Public Administration from Miami University (Ohio) and a Masters in Criminal Justice from Indiana University, she began her career... Read More →
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Eddie Ellis

Founder, One by 1
Eddie B. Ellis Jr. is a champion for change. This native Washingtonian is a youth activist and motivational speaker. His lived experience as a former convict provides an insight and depth into his work that allows him to connect with and engage audiences. Mr. Ellis's professional... Read More →
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Stan German

Executive Director, New York County Defender Services
Stan German is a graduate of New York University School of Law and a criminal defense attorney. Upon graduation, he worked at the criminal defense division of The Legal Aid Society of New York City in Brooklyn before joining New York County Defender Services as a staff attorney. He... Read More →
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Elizabeth Rossi

Attorney, Civil Rights Corps
Elizabeth Rossi is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was a Dean's Public Interest Scholar, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She received her Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a law clerk to Judge... Read More →


Thursday December 7, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Renaissance Ballroom A Ballroom Level

Attendees (30)