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Peace and Justice Education Event: Not Your Father’s Public Defender – The Growing Importance of Holistic Indigent Defense

August 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 17, 2023
7 p.m. on Zoom

With Kevin O’Connell, Chief Defender, Office of Defense Services Delaware

Indigent defense in the United States and, more specifically, in Delaware has evolved over the last 60 years. In Delaware, the Office of Defense Services has moved from an agency that simply gives criminal defendants due process in the courtroom to one that seeks to address why its clients have become justice involved in the first place so that they won’t be justice involved in the future. Chief Defender Kevin O’Connell will discuss the important role that his office is playing in addressing these issues as well as the systemic injustices that plague our society. Join us for this important conversation! Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.


Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655

Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group sponsors weekly education events on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. via Zoom. These events feature notable speakers, videos, and discussions on a broad range of topics. Join us for engaging and timely presentations and conversations. Specific information about each class is provided about two weeks in advance. Please check back! For more information, visit Work for Justice + Peace.


August 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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