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In Search of Gideon - The Real Work of Yolo County Public Defender's Office

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In Search of Gideon...
The Real Work of the Yolo County Public Defender's Office

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -6 pm to 9 pm

The US Supreme Court's landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright granted criminal defendants the right to counsel. Gideon ushered in a new era of public defenders representing clients too poor to pay for their defense. The disparity between haves and have nots in our society means that most of those arrested each year are represented by one of the country's approximately 15,000 public defenders.

Each year, the Yolo County Public Defender's Office represents 75 to 80 percent of all felony defendants in Yolo County. Yolo County is in the middle of state crime rankings but near the top in per capita trials and incarceration rates.

The Yolo County Public Defender's Office finds itself on the front line of a battle for social justice and the fight to change a criminal justice system often characterized as unjust, cruel and inhumane.

On November 4, 2017, you will hear first-hand accounts about some of the critical cases the Yolo County Public Defender's Office has faced in recent years.



Speakers:

Tracie Olson, Yolo County Public Defender will give an introduction about public defense and the work of her office.

Andrea Pelochino, Deputy Public Defender will talk about the state of juvenile justice. Science has finally convinced the courts that brain development lags for youths. The youthful offender parole process is a direct result of the work.

Dan Hutchinson, Deputy Public Defender will discuss a recent murder trial in which he got an acquittal based on self-defense.

Monica Brushia, Deputy Public Defender will discuss an acquittal based on shaken baby syndrome

Martha Sequeira, Deputy Public Defender will discuss gang cases

Additional Speakers: There may be several other Yolo County Deputy public defenders presenting work on their cases on a variety of issues including gangs, marijuana, mental health court and other criminal justice reforms.



Event will feature complementary appetizers and wine

Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by check: Davis Vanguard, PO Box 4715, Davis, CA 95617

All attendees may check in at will call - no physical ticket is needed. Tickets are available at the door if available.

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