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OADC seeks attorney member for Commission

The OADC is looking for a new member for our commission!  This member must be an attorney from the 5th Congressional District (See this map for 5th CD boundaries). Members cannot be current OADC contractors.

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On this Juneteenth...

Juneteenth commemorates the final freeing of slaves in America in 1865.  Yet, 155 years later, African Americans are still not truly free.  Unequal treatment in education, employment, housing, access to capital, and mass incarceration hold people of color under a heavy weight of despair, poverty, illness, and death.  Systems that should support vulnerable communities, such as public assistance, seem perversely designed to perpetuate this long history of abuse.  Men and women of color are being murdered by law enforcement – in the streets, in their cars, and in their homes.

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OADC Statement Regarding Police Brutality

The OADC released the following statement on June 5, 2020:

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Examining the Effectiveness of Indigent Defense Team Services: A Multisite Evaluation of Holistic Defense in Practice, Project Summary

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OADC Is Here For You (Remotely)

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The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel Celebrates Public Defenders

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Program Ensures Competent Counsel in Colorado's Municipal Courts

The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel launches program to provide resources and assistance to municipal courts

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Check us out!

Big thanks to Kevin Bishop, OADC Social Worker Coordinator, for taking the new staff photos in our contact listings.  We look great!

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OADC's Training Portal User Instructions

See this handy user guide to the new Training Portal.  Training Portal Instructions

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The Power of Perception: from the Change Agent

"If there was evidence that your communications were limiting your impact, undermining the case for equity, and possibly smearing those you seek to help, would you do something about it?"

From The "Racism Issue" of Change Agent 

Trabian Shorters believes too many of us are focusing on people's deficits — not their assets and strengths in our work. 

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OADC is in the Champion!

Check us out in the January/February issue of the NACDL's magazine, The Champion!  

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OADC Employees offer (sweet) thanks

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Getting On After Getting Out: A ReEntry Guide for Colorado

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The fourth edition of the Go Guide has been published and is now ready to order.  This 200-page book provides extensive information to help people prepare for release and successfully reintegrate back into their families and communities. This publication is helpful for people involved in the criminal justice system, their families, community service providers and criminal justice professionals Our new book has expanded information on healthcare and treatment resources.  Also, we have included inspirational personal stories. If you would like to order a copy please click here to go to the CCJRC website.  If you would like to inquire about bulk orders please feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Web Tip Wednesday - Forgotten Password or Username

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It happens to us all.  A computer crash or update happens and we find ourselves without our passwords and login information.  What to do?

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Web Tip Wednesday - Events Calendar

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Want to know what's shakin' at the OADC?  Today we're going to take a look at the Events Calendar!

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Web Tip Wednesday - Information Tab

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What is in a name?  Or, in this case, a tab?  A lot actually!  Today we are going to explore the Information tab. 

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Web Tip Wednesday - A - Z Forms

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Have you ever needed to request an interpreter for a case and can’t remember where you saved the OADC request form?  Ever wondered if you’re using the most current version of the Transcript Request Form?  Well wonder no more, because this week’s WTW is here to help!

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Web Tip Wednesdays!

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Web Tip Wednesdays!

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NYT: Jury Secrecy Doesn’t Apply if Bias Taints Deliberations, Justices Rule

Congratulations to Jonathan Rosen, the OADC's Coordinator of Legal Resources and Technology, on this important win.  

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Racial Bias Among Jurors at Heart of Supreme Court Case


Check out our own Jonathan Rosen, Legal Research and Technology Coordinator, in the NYT!

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