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Public Defender Robert Wesley Hosts PD9's Spring Training 2020

Last week, Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hosted PD9's 2020 Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Videos of the presentations can be viewed below. PTSD and Application in Criminal Court from an Expert's…
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Resilience Film Screening and Discussion - March 25 at 6 PM

Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE and delve into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Partnership with The Winter Park Public Library, City of Winter Park…
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FREE Webinar: Trauma and Brain Science: Why Can’t I Think My Way Out of This?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:30:00 PM EDT - 4:30:00 PM EDT This webinar will address how trauma responses, protective during traumatic experience change our brain function and physiology in ways that are not subject to our voluntary control.…
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Registration Open: "We the Defenders" Seattle

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There…
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The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma - The New Yorker

In this piece, Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz reveals his struggles with childhood trauma and sexual violence. Read more.
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Abuse, Lies, Videotape: A Star Employee at Miami’s Juvenile Lockup Confesses to Misconduct - The Miami Herald

A detention officer at the Miami-Dade Regional Detention Center has been fired for admitting to falsifying records during polygraph testing. Read more.
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Senate Criminal Justice Committee Passes SB 936: Juvenile Justice

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will be considering SB 936, a bill which makes several key reforms to the juvenile justice system, including: Prohibiting children younger than 14 from being prosecuted as adults for…
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YES on SB 936: Juvenile Justice

Take Action! Tell your Senator to support SB 936! On Monday, January 22, the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will be considering SB 936, a bill which makes several key reforms to the juvenile justice system, including: Prohibiting…
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Social Workers Lack Tools to Identify Cases of Chronic Neglect -PsychCentral

A new study has found that social workers lack the necessary tools required to properly identify cases of chronic child neglect. Read more.
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A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult - The New York Times

This Frontline/New York Times collaboration features men and women who faced trauma and adversity as children. Read more.
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Fight Club: A Miami Herald Investigation into Florida Juvenile Justice System - The Miami Herald

A two-year investigation by The Miami Herald has uncovered widespread system abuse in Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Read more.
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Sexual Assault in Schools

By Sarah Krantz, Esq. In a four-year period from 2011 to 2015, the Associated Press (AP) investigated, supplemented by federal crime data, sexual assaults that were occurring inside of schools and found almost 17,000 official reports.[i]…