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The Defender Initiative 7th Annual Conference on Public Defense

Fifty Years Since Gault, Fifty-Four Years Since Gideon - Progress and Challenges on Right to Counsel


The promises of the Gault and Gideon decisions remain only partially fulfilled. Six weeks into a new federal administration, we will review how we can more fully implement the right to counsel, focusing on issues affecting juveniles and young adults. We will discuss how to use in daily defender practice some of the major developments in understanding how young people think; how to address issues of race in representing defender clients; and new ideas in diversion as well as the Council on Public Defense Proposed Juvenile Performance Guidelines.

Visit the website for more details.

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24th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases

Taking place March 23-24, 2017 in New Orleans.

Headlining the agenda is Dr. A.W. Jones -- the world's preeminent alcohol researcher .  He is seldom available in the US and this is a great opportunity to both hear him lecture and have lots of time to visit with him personally.  Wayne is very approachable and personable.

This year's agenda is two very full days -- with both a trial track and a lecture track option on day two -- you can pick and choose which parts you wish to attend.

In addition to the best CLE in the country, MSE also features the best seminar party (what would New Orleans be without a great party).  We are on Bourbon Street with the Bourbon Street Balcony.  Last year we went through 10,000 strands of beads and enough sponsored (free) alcohol to keep everyone happy.  Full breakfasts both days. Thursday evening features a free Cajun seafood buffet reception -- lots of shrimp, crab claws, gumbo, etouffee, prime rib and other scrumptious foods.

Sign up now for the early bird rate.  The hotel room block at the Royal Sonesta always sells out so get your reservations now. View the brochure here.

2017 Sex Offender Management Conference

Registration will remain open through May 1, but we ask that you register as soon as possible to ensure proper planning. Please note that your registration will not be complete until you have submitted your $50 registration fee to Leah Fisher at the Office of Financial Management (instructions for payment can be found in the registration form). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leah at 360-902-0624 or




2017 Sex Offender Management Conference
May 31- June 2, 2017
Marcus Pavilion and Norman Worthington Conference Center
Lacey, WA

Day 1: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Day 2: 8:00am-5:00pm
Day 3: 8:00am-5:00pm


You may register using this link:

Available Sessions*

  • CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: Motivational Interviewing with Sex Offenders (David Prescott, LICSW)
  • FRIDAY KEYNOTE: Alissa Ackerman, Ph.D.
  • OPENING SPEAKER: Mary Ellen Stone (KCSARC)
  • CLOSING SPEAKER: At the Crossroads: Is it Possible to have Scientifically Informed Public Policy about Sex Offenders? (Richard Packard, Ph.D.)
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • DOC’s Treatment Model
  • Exiled in America: Life on the Margins in a Residential Motel
  • Jobs and Housing
  • Juvenile Delinquency and Why They Don’t Recidivate
  • Juvenile-Oriented Panel
  • Law Enforcement and DOC Panel
  • Legislative and Caselaw Update: Changes to Laws Affecting Sex Offenders
  • Local Law Enforcement/RSO Coordinator Policy Roundtable
  • Making and Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Non-Contact Sex Offenses
  • Personal & Self-Care
  • Public Records
  • Q & A with Washington State Patrol
  • Rape Culture: What is it and What Can We do About it?
  • RSO Coordinator Networking
  • Sex Offenders: Do we know what we are doing and how do we explain it to others?
  • Stable & Acute- 2007 Overview
  • Static-99R Overview
  • Supervising Sex Offenders in the Digital Age
  • The Good Lives Model
  • The Neurobiology of Sex Offending
  • The Sex Offender Policy Board & Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Treating Juvenile Sex Offenders
  • Treatment Provider Panel
  • WASPC’s SONAR Committee and Offender Watch User Group Meeting
  • Working with Sex Offenders with Mental/Intellectual Disabilities
  • Working With, Instead of Against, Denial
  • WSSORLC Training


*Sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability

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