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NACDL News: Massachusetts Public Defense Leader Anthony J. Benedetti Receives NACDL’s Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

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Angelyn Frazer-Giles congratulates Anthony J. Benedetti on receiving the Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award.

Anthony J. Benedetti, chief counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) in Massachusetts, was honored on July 28, 2017, with NACDL’s Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award at the Association’s 16th Annual State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) conference in San Francisco, California. The award recognizes an individual or group whose tremendous efforts have led to progressive reform of a state criminal justice system.

Upon being chosen as the award recipient, Anthony stated, “I am truly honored and humbled to be given this award by NACDL, and specifically by the SCJN, which I have been a part of since its infancy.”

Under Benedetti’s leadership, CPCS provides legal representation to 285,000 indigent clients annually in criminal delinquency, children/family law, and mental health cases through a staf

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