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Tuesday, June 5 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Variations on a Theme: Mitigation Reports and Beyond

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As sentencing advocates, our written work should and can be as unique as our clients and their lives. Attendees will review and discuss writing materials that can be used in/for all stages of a case, including sentencing. We will discuss skills for gathering information, creating reentry plans, and developing written material that speaks for our clients and offers solutions for the community to consider when thinking about and deciding upon consequences. The session will cover traditional mitigation reports and their development as well as reports less commonly used and how they have been effective in sentencing and mitigation. Attendees will also learn about techniques used to build mitigation, such as interviewing skills, developing relationships with family and community, restorative justice, and record gathering.

Speakers
avatar for Vivianne Guevara

Vivianne Guevara

Director of Social Work and Mitigation, Federal Defenders of New York
Vivianne Guevara earned her Master of Science in Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at New York University. She is licensed by the state of New York with a Master of Social Work. She is the director of client resources... Read More →


Tuesday June 5, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Freedom H Mezzanine Level

Attendees (8)