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OADC Seeking Greater Colorado and Inclusivity Social Work Fellows

OADC Seeking Greater Colorado and Inclusivity Social Work Fellows

We are excited to announce that The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) is currently hiring a Greater Colorado and Inclusivity social work fellow.  These fellowships present an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for those committed to criminal defense social work while receiving valuable support from current OADC Social Workers to guide and train you on your journey to start and maintain your own private practice. 

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Postconviction Unit Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Postconviction Unit Licensed Clinical Social Worker
The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel (OADC) seeks a dedicated, skilled Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) to join our new Postconviction Unit (PCU). The PCU LCSW will play a vital role on our PCU interdisciplinary defense team, collaborating with the attorneys and other team members to best address the social and legal needs of our clients. This is an exciting opportunity to advance indigent postconviction representation and help shape this new defender unit. Our ideal candidate will be passionate about holistic defense, equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice reform. See the job description and how to apply here. Please complete the online application by 11:59 pm on Monday, April 22, 2024.

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Office of the Municipal Defender Senior Public Defender - Youth Attorney

The Office of the Municipal Public Defender has been in existence since January 1, 2015, and is overseen by the City's Chief Municipal Public Defender. The creation of this office ensures that the City and County of Denver are on the same level as other progressive municipalities providing quality in-house Public Defense services for indigent citizens in the City and County of Denver. The Office of the Municipal Public Defender of Denver is a holistic, wrap-around public defender office that offers legal representation and connections to behavioral health services through our Client Support Team (CST) for clients who are accused of traffic offenses, municipal ordinance violations, and cases in specialty courts in Denver County. Beginning in July 2024, our office will begin representing youth who are accused of Denver municipal ordinance violations.

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Position Announcement - Trial Investigator, Denver, CO

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a full-time Investigator to fill an existing vacancy in our Denver office. We operate under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts. Our office is committed to serving the distinct needs of these individuals with a diverse group of dedicated professionals who collaborate with, listen to, and advocate on behalf of one another. We welcome and value individuals of any race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, veteran status, and other status protected by law. Click here for more information about our office.

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Position Announcement Assistant Federal Public Defender – Appellate division

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks an experienced appellate attorney to fill an existing vacancy in our Denver office. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and are prosecuted in our federal courts. Our office is committed to serving the distinct needs of these individuals with a diverse group of dedicated professionals who collaborate with, listen to, and advocate on behalf of one another. We welcome and value individuals of any race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, veteran status, and other status protected by law. Click here for more information about our office.

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Districts of CO & WY - Assistant Federal Public Defender Vacancy Announcement

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ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER – COLORADO TRIAL DIVISION

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The Office of the Federal Public Defender is Hiring

The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our Casper office. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts. Our office is committed to serving the distinct needs of our clients with a diverse group of dedicated professionals who collaborate with, listen to, and advocate on behalf of one another. We welcome and value individuals of any race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability, age, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law. Click here for more information here.

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Disability Law Colorado Executive Director Search

Disability Law Colorado (DLC) is searching for a new Executive Director.DLC seeks an inspiring and skilled leader who will establish strong collaborative relationships, both internally and externally, and work to articulate and implement a strategic vision for the next phase of the organization. Additional information can be found at the bottom of this email.We would welcome your partnership on this search process and invite you to engage with us by scheduling a short phone call directly.

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Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Job Opportunity

The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice is now hiring for the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator for Juvenile Justice Position.  

The Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance (OAJJA) administers federal and state criminal and juvenile justice funding programs and provides staffing support to the Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Board and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council. In addition, OAJJA staff are actively involved in policy initiatives intended to improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems. The Governor-appointed Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council establishes funding priorities for the funding from the OJJDP and serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and State legislature as well as state agencies on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention matters. Similar to the JJDP Council, the Governor-appointed Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Board establishes funding priorities for the Justice Assistance Grant and serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and State legislature as well as state agencies on criminal justice matters.

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Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee releases annual update

The Colorado Supreme Court Model Criminal Jury Instructions Committee has released its annual update to Colorado’s model jury instructions for use in criminal trials.

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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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Colorado Juvenile Defense Manual (4th Ed.) Now Available!

We are very excited to announce that the 4th Edition of the Colorado Juvenile Defense Manual is here!  As always, CJDC will sell copies of the Manual to recoup the expenses of producing this update.  This year, the Manual is free to OADC contractors!  It is available in OADC’s e-library in the juvenile section.

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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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OADC's Training Portal User Instructions

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

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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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Congratulations to Stacie Nelson Colling - CJDC 2018 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

2018 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year | Stacie Nelson Colling

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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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