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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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Task force identifies juvenile justice policies that advance Colorado’s effort to enhance public safety and improve youth outcomes

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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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Getting On After Getting Out: A ReEntry Guide for Colorado

The GO Guide

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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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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Stacie Nelson Colling joins the Coalition for Juvenile Justice board


We are proud to announce that OADC's Juvenile Defense Coordinator, Stacie Nelson Colling, has joined the board of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as the Western Region Chair.  Stacie hopes that her presence on this national board will help further the efforts of those in our state who are working so tirelessly to protect children involved in the criminal system.  Please feel free to contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have issues you would like brought in front of the board or to discuss the work of the CJJ.

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Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform & HR 3713

The OADC is a proud signatory of the attached letter, calling on U.S. House of Representatives Leadership to pass meaningful, comprehensive criminal and juvenile justice reform during this congressional session. Specifically, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeated acknowledgment that “children are different,” it encourages reform in the areas of sentencing reviews, solitary confinement and sealing and expungement. Further, it demands reform for the thousands of people serving harsh mandatory minimums for non-violent drug offenses. Finally, it implores Congress to meaningfully reform our corrections system by increasing rehabilitative programming and re-entry services.

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Act 4 Juvenile Justice


The Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel is proud to join with over 350 organizations nationwide to encourage funding for juvenile justice and delinquency programs in the Fiscal Year 2017 CJS Appropriations Bill. Please see the attached for more information.

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Director Lindy Frolich wins James I. Keane Memorial Award

The James I. Keane Memorial Award celebrates innovative delivery of personal legal services that serve both moderate income individuals and the broad middle class. Lawyers, law offices, and legal organizations that develop, use, and promote digital legal services are all eligible for nomination.

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27 Sep 2019;
09:00AM - 03:00PM
Paralegal Training
28 Oct 2019;
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