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NACDL Annual Seminar and Meeting-The Revolution Will Not Be Criminalized: Inspiring a Movement for Criminal Justice Reform
August 10, 2016 - August 12, 2016

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) will convene its state criminal justice policy conference where attorneys, advocates and activists meet to discuss key policy concerns on the state level.  This is our 15th year and our theme is The Revolution Will Not Be Criminalized: Inspiring a Movement for Criminal Justice Reform. It takes place in Palm Beach, Florida Thursday, August 11-Friday, August 12.  SCJN provides a medium to exchange information, share resources, and develop strategies for promoting rational and humane criminal justice policies. In addition, it seeks to educate the general public about the many issues that influence, and policies that affect the criminal justice system.

The conference will include:

Special Features: 

Awarding of Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award

Conversation with Nkechi Taifa, Advocacy Director for Criminal Justice, OSF and former NACDL President, Gerald Lefcourt featured in The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on the Black Panther Movement of yesterday and the Black Lives Matter Movement of today

Screening and discussion of state sanctioned and extrajudicial killing through a racial lens. 3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets. The story of Jordan Davis featuring discussion with his parents Ron Davis and Lucy McBath.

Robert Blagojevich, brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich discusses Fundraiser A: My fight for Freedom and Justice

A discussion on collateral consequences featuring Norris Henderson, Executive Director of VOTE; Tracey D. Syphax, Author & Entrepreneur and Jona VanDeun, Director of Coalitions, Koch Industries.

Bail reform discussion with Paul V. Prestia, attorney for Kaleif Browder.


  • Asset forfeiture
  • 50th Anniversary of Kent v. United States
  • Bail Reform
  • Overcoming Collateral Consequences
  • Policing in America


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August 10, 2016
August 12, 2016


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