Webinar Archive: When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes
4 Defense-Based Advocacy: Principles and Practices
Webinar Date: September 24, 2019
Victims of battering charged with crimes are best served when advocates understand and support the role of the defense in the criminal legal system. This webinar explains what it means to advocate from a defense perspective, discusses values shared by anti-domestic violence practitioners and criminal defense practitioners, and suggests some concrete advocacy strategies for working on behalf of victim defendants in ways that maximize opportunities for justice and help prevent further victimization.
About the Presenters
Cindene Pezzell is the Legal Coordinator at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW). Before joining NCDBW in 2008, Cindene was an assistant public defender in Philadelphia, where she focused primarily on trial work. In addition to coordinating the Legal Team at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Cindene provides direct technical assistance to defense teams, and researches and develops legal materials. She is also an experienced presenter who develops and conducts training programs around the country.
Anyone interested in learning more about victims of battering charged with crimes will benefit from these webinars. This may include community- and system-based advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other practitioners.
Funding for this project was made available through the US Department of Health and Human Services,
Grant #90EV0440. The viewpoints contained in this document are solely the responsibility of the author(s)
and do not represent the official views or policies of the department and do not in any way constitute an endorsement by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The 3rd webinar, When Victims of Battering are Charged with Crimes: Helping Victim Defendants Navigate Concurrent Protection Order Proceedings, is being cosponsored by National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit and that webinar is also supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K052 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.