The State Criminal Justice Network Conference provides an opportunity for practitioners and the advocacy community to network and discuss various criminal justice objectives around the country. Since the inception of the SCJN, the expanded participation of both communities has enabled NACDL to bring together individuals directly affected by the criminal justice system and stakeholders who seek reforms that will have a lasting impact on our communities.
NACDL's 22nd Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference, Virtual
The 22nd Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference was held as a free, live virtual event on August 16-17, 2023.
NACDL's 21st Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference, Palm Beach, Florida
The 21st Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference was held as a free, in-person conference on August 11-12, 2022, in Palm Beach, FL at The Breakers Palm Beach.
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NACDL's 20th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference, Virtual
The 20th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference was held as a free, live virtual event on August 18-20, 2021.
NACDL's 19th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference, Virtual
The 2020 SCJN Conference was held as free, live virtual conference from August 17th through 19th. The conference featured panel discussions on a range of topics, including:
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Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
NACDL 2024 Annual Pass - All CLE Institute Programs
NACDL's 2024 Annual Pass gives you full access to the recordings of every CLE Institue live training seminar held in 2024! That means every CLE speech, presentation and training - along with all accompanying written materials - is yours for over 50% off! With this exclusive pass, you gain unlimited access to a treasure-trove of recent NACDL Trial Skills training that will help you win more cases!
A Defender's Guide to Federal Evidence - 2nd Edition
This brand-new 2nd Edition 2024 Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The updated 2024 Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The 2nd Edition Guide contains multiple new and updated user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems.
Sexual Assault Trial Skills Training Collection - 40+ Hours of Content!
NACDL's "Sexual Assault Trial Skills Training Collection" is the definitive aggregation of our 4 highest-rated and most current Sex Cases CLE trainings (2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023 ed.) and contains our most comprehensive and up-to-date assembly of sex cases trainings that NACDL has ever put together! Containing 49 separate trial skills trainings, thousands of pages of written materials and over 40+ hours of practical and pragmatic content, this collection guides you through the most intimidating sexual assault criminal trial topics.
Combatting misinformation around bail reform;
Policing in America, examining issues of transparency and accountability, as well as predictive policing and other analytical techniques used by law enforcement;
State sentencing reform efforts, including life imprisonment and other extreme sentences;
Probation and parole reform;
Data driven policies;
Effective messaging around criminal justice reform from communications and media experts.
NACDL's 18th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference, Philadelphia, PA
NACDL's 18th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference: Sharing Strategies and Strengthening the Movement took place August 1-2, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA. Participants heard from many who are driving various reform efforts at the state level. Issues discussed included pretrial reform, the trial penalty, policing and technology, juvenile justice, discovery reform, expungement and women in the criminal justice system.
- 2019 Conference Materials
- Speaker Bios
- 2019 Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award Recipient
NACDL’s 17th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference and Presidential Summit, Atlanta, Georgia
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Shattering the Shackles of Collateral Consequences: Exploring Moral Principles and Economic Innovations to Restore Rights and Opportunity took place Thursday, August 23 – Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
What is Shattering the Shackles?
Shattering the Shackles of Collateral Consequences: Exploring Moral Principles and Economic Innovations to Restore Rights and Opportunity examined the destructive effect that a vast network of penalties, debarments, and disabilities that arise from a criminal conviction has on the millions who have contact with the criminal justice system. It also explored the disparate impact that these consequences have on communities of color. At the same time, the Summit highlighted the ground-breaking work that is helping people break free from these shackles, and provide a roadmap for national reform.
Watch the video below to see NACDL President Drew Findling and Honorary Chair Mike Epps discussing Shattering the Shackles of Collateral Consequences.