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Scott Allen Anders - St. Louis, MO
Scott Anders, Deputy Chief for the U.S. Probation Office, Eastern District of Missouri, chairs the Office of Probation and Pretrial Services Reentry Expert Working Group. Scott assisted with the development of a federal partnership to implement a national systems-approach to reentry. The Eastern District of Missouri implemented education, employment, home ownership, reentry courts, cognitive programs, financial management, housing, and other reentry strategies that have reduced recidivism in the District to 14.9 percent, significantly less than the 67.5 percent reported nationally, despite the District having the highest risk caseload in the federal system. These evidence-based practices have been presented at the Whitehouse during the past two administrations. Scott also presented for the Brookings Institute at the National Press Club and at national conferences for the U.S. Department of Labor, American Correctional Association, American Probation and Parole Association, National Correctional Industries Association, National Homeless Veterans, National Career Development Association, National Offender Workforce Development, and International Community Corrections Association. Scott developed partnerships at the local, state and federal levels to enhance public safety and assist offenders in becoming productive members of the community. Scott also serves on the Governor’s steering team for the Missouri Reentry Process to implement similar reentry strategies. Scott achieved a Master of Public Administration at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in 1994. His educational background also includes Bachelor of Arts degrees in Public Relations and Communication from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, and a two-term honors study emphasizing ethnic relations and logic at Oxford University in England. Scott is a graduate of the Federal Judicial Center’s Leadership Development Program.
John Arrascada - Reno, NV
Jeanene (Tiffany) Barrett - Brooklyn, NY
Jeanene (Tiffany) Barrett is a capital mitigation specialist who has worked on several high profile trial and post-conviction cases in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee. In the state of Florida she was the capital mitigation specialist for the Casey Anthony defense team and in Devin Banks v. State of Tennessee (post-conviction) her work was instrumental in the sentencing relief decision. She currently resides in New York City where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration. Her primary areas of research include the death penalty, juvenile LWOP, and juvenile delinquency. She hopes to gain a better understanding of the impact of harsh penalties on juveniles by assessing JMLWOP (juvenile mandatory life without parole) cases requiring resentencing hearings under Miller v. Alabama. Prior to her studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice she worked as the capital mitigation specialist/training coordinator for the Center for Justice in Capital Cases at DePaul University- College of Law. She has a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, a Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration from Spertus College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
James A.H. Bell - Knoxville, TN
Dr. Michael Brannon - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sean Broderick -Oakland, CA
Jerome Buting -Milwaukee, WI
Prof. Greg Hampikian - Boise, ID
David Hoose - Northhampton, MA
Michael Iacopino -Manchester, NH
Mike Iacopino is a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Manchester NH for the past 30 years. Mike has served two terms on the NACDL Board of Directors and is the current Co-Chair of the Sex Offender Policy Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New Hampshire Public Defender Program. He was the recipient of NHACDL’s Champion of Justice Award in 2006 for his advocacy work before the New Hampshire legislature including opposition to the implementation of sex offender minimum mandatory sentencing and civil commitment. His trial practice includes the representation of individuals charged with sex offenses, child pornography and obscenity charges. He successfully litigated and defended on appeal the per se exclusion of repressed memory testimony in the New Hampshire state courts. See, State v. Hungerford, 697 A.2d 916 (N.H. 1997).
Rick Kammen - Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Gregory Landrum - Hobe Sound, FL
Dr. Demosthenes Lorandos - Ann Arbor, MI
Karen Smolar - Bronx, NY
Karen Smolar Esq. is the Trial Chief at the Bronx Defenders. As trial chief, she coaches staff attorneys as they prepare and execute trial matters, and later provides feedback to help improve their skills. Ms. Smolar is also the Director of the Defenders’ Academy, a holistic trial skills program at the Bronx Defenders that concentrates on voice work and performance. She has been a public defender since 1992, and since then, has handled criminal matters. She continues to represent clients in serious felony matters. She is a faculty member at the national Criminal Defense College, NITA and has taught at other trial skills programs nationally. She taught Persuasion and Advocacy as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School from 2008 until 2013, and currently teaches Trials Advocacy at St. John’s School of Law.
Troy Stabenow - Jefferson City, MO
Callie Steele - Los Angeles, CA
Prof. Rod Uphoff - Columbia, MO
Rodney J. Uphoff is first Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, where he also served as the associate dean of academic affairs for three years. Before joining the MU faculty in 2001, Uphoff taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as a professor and director of clinical legal education and ran
a criminal defense clinic for 10 years. From 1984 to 1988, he directed a criminal clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before becoming a law professor, Uphoff was a public defender, including service as the chief staff attorney of the Milwaukee Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender. Uphoff has written numerous articles on criminal defense practice, the delivery of indigent defense services and ethical issues facing those involved in the criminal justice system. In 1995, he edited a book for the American Bar Association, Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer. In 1995, Uphoff was appointed by Gov. Frank Keating to the Oklahoma Indigent System Board, which oversees the operation of Oklahoma’s public defender program in all counties except for Tulsa and Oklahoma County. He also is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Criminal Procedure Committee. Uphoff was one of four attorneys appointed to represent Terry Nichols in Oklahoma state court. Nichols was convicted of 160 murders based on the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995, but did not receive the death penalty.