Using Psychiatric Advance Directives and Neuroscience in the Criminal Legal System [Engage&Exchange]

Presented by Laurie Hallmark and Jacqueline Hall and hosted by Beth Blackwood.



Laurie Hallmark, California Mental Health Service Act Innovation Project, Psychiatric Advance Directives Consultant, will discuss how to manage a client through the system using psychiatric advanced directives to aid the courts and other court and police personnel during the trial and placement process.

Jacqueline Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Wired for Addiction will discuss the interface of DNA, neuroscience, and addiction with the criminal legal system. 

Elizabeth Blackwood, NACDL’s Counsel & Director of First Step Act Resource Center hosts the discussion.

The State of Prison & Jail Communication Systems online interactive map provides detailed insights into prison and jail communications systems across the United States, with a special emphasis on lawyers’ ability to communicate with their clients confidentially.

How to Navigate the Federal Prison System” manual is intended to assist attorneys and the general public in navigating the often-confusing federal incarceration machine. The manual covers housing, work, medical issues, programming, visitation, communications with family and counsel, and more from the pretrial, presentencing, and sentencing phases to post-sentencing, incarceration, and re-entry and release.

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