Learning Modules + Toolkits

On this page you will find Learning Modules and Toolkits for you to read, review and use by all stakeholders. You can take the information learned from lessons such as the Anatomy of the Sixth Amendment Exercise, the Right to Counsel Campaign’s Online Messaging Toolkit and others back to your communities.
Learning-Module

Anatomy of the Sixth Amendment Exercise

July 11, 2019
Tool-Kit

Right to Counsel Campaign’s Online Messaging Toolkit

March 1, 2019
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, The General Public, Toolkit

Principles for Continued Use of Remote Court Proceedings

September 10, 2020
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecutors, Public Defense, The General Public, Tool-Kit

The Impact of Video Proceedings on Fairness and Access to Justice in Court

September 10, 2020
General Public stakeholders and Research, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Police, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to an Impartial Jury, The Right to Compulsory Process, The Right to Confront Witnesses, The Right to Counsel, The Right to Notice of Charges, Toolkit, Trainings and Technical Assistance

Anatomy of the Sixth Amendment Webinar

This is an exciting discussion regarding an interactive justice system planning exercise, the “Anatomy of the Sixth Amendment.” We were
August 6, 2020
Bail Reform, Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Counsel, Toolkit

New data tools show how unjust the criminal justice system really is for Black New Orleanians

The New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday unveiled a series of new data “dashboards,” including tools that allow
July 28, 2020
Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, The General Public, The Right to an Impartial Jury, Toolkit

Whitewashing: The Jury Box

Racial discrimination is an ever-present feature of jury selection in California. This report investigates the history, legacy, and continuing practice
July 14, 2020
Bail Reform, Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, The General Public, The Right to, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Confront Witnesses, The Right to Counsel

Leading With a Public Health Response to COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails

On May 27, a group of national organizations led by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Center for HIV
June 29, 2020
Covid-19, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to an Impartial Jury, The Right to Counsel

Criminal Court Reopening and Public Health in the COVID-19 Era

NACDL recognizes that the unprecedented public health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic present enormous challenges for court operations especially
June 2, 2020
Covid-19, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policymakers & Government Agencies

How Prisons in Each State Are Restricting Visits Due to Coronavirus

As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, prison facilities across the country suspended visits from family and lawyers. Several months into
May 10, 2020
Covid-19, General Public stakeholders and Research, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, News, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecutors, Toolkit

COVID-19: Protective Measures Taken by Prosecutors and Courts

May 8, 2020
Covid-19, General Public stakeholders and Research, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Counsel

Coronavirus Tracker: How Justice Systems Are Responding in Each State

As COVID-19 spreads, states are suspending visits to prison facilities and limiting criminal court proceedings. We’re rounding up the changes
May 8, 2020
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, Technology, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Counsel, Toolkit

Court Appearances in Criminal Proceedings Through Telepresence Identifying Research and Practice Needs to Preserve Fairness While Leveraging New Technology

Local jurisdictions, faced with caseloads of increasing complexity and cost, have adopted alternative approaches to criminal case processing — including
May 1, 2020
Covid-19, Learning Module, Learning-Module, News, Public Defense, Technology, The General Public, Tool-Kit, Toolkit, Trainings and Technical Assistance

NLADA Covid-19 Updates and Resources

We at NLADA care deeply about the community of members, friends and clients who support our equal justice work. We
April 6, 2020
Covid-19, Learning Module, News, Public Defense

Accessing Federal Funds for State and Local Criminal Justice Activities: The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

Public Defender Organizations Can Seek Federal Support for Innovative Programming Through the Byrne JAG Program. In addition, as part of
April 5, 2020
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public Defense, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Counsel

Court Appearances in Criminal Proceedings Through Telepresence Identifying Research and Practice Needs to Preserve Fairness While Leveraging New Technology

Local jurisdictions, faced with caseloads of increasing complexity and cost, have adopted alternative approaches to criminal case processing — including
April 4, 2020
Covid-19, News, Public Defense, The General Public, Tool-Kit, Toolkit

Information for Defender Organizations About Federal Resources Available NOW to Assist with Covid-19 Response

As part of the massive ‘‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (or ‘‘CARES Act”) signed into law March 27,
April 3, 2020
Covid-19, Learning Module, Learning-Module, News, Public Defense, Tool-Kit, Toolkit, Video

Accessing Resources for Public Defenders- BJA Sixth Amendment Initiative Webinar

This webinar will teach public defenders and advocates how to navigate the process of finding, acquiring, and managing federal and
April 3, 2020
Covid-19, News, Public Defense, Tool-Kit, Toolkit

Accessing Federal Grants, Foundation Funds and Other Supplemental Resources: A Toolkit for Public Defenders

It will be news to no one that public defense is vastly underfunded in states and localities across the nation.
March 31, 2020
Covid-19, News, Prosecutors, Public Defense, Tool-Kit, Toolkit

The ABA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force

This webpage is intended as a national source of information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the delivery of legal services.
March 28, 2020
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, The General Public, The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial, The Right to Counsel

Guidance for Preventive and Responsive measures to Coronavirus for Jails, Prisons, Immigration Detention and Youth Facilities

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been declared by the World Health Organization to be a global pandemic. As the number
March 18, 2020
Covid-19, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, Publications and Policy Briefs, Technology, The General Public, The Right to Counsel, Tool-Kit

NIJ’s Research on Videoconferencing Pretrial Release Hearings

Videoconferencing technologies implemented in prisons and other criminal justice system settings demonstrate reduced transportation costs, increased prisoner security, expedited case
January 30, 2020
The General Public, Toolkit

Building Bridges Between Police and Communities

Policing in America is facing a crisis of legitimacy and purpose. Although what the future holds is uncertain, it’s ripe
July 4, 2019
Learning Module

The Confrontation Clause

Terms: Confrontation Clause: The part of the Sixth Amendment that states a criminal defendant has the right “to be confronted with the
May 15, 2019
Judges & Court Staff, News, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecutors, Public Defense, The General Public, Toolkit

Engaging Key System Actors in Support of The Right To Counsel

The following report summarizes the roundtables held with law enforcement officers, representatives from state administering agencies (SAAs), county officials, prosecutors,
March 21, 2019
Learning Module

Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor

Advocate The prosecutor in a criminal case shall: (a) refrain from prosecuting a charge that the prosecutor knows is not
December 4, 2018
Toolkit

ABA: Criminal Justice Standards for the Prosecution Function

November 12, 2018
Toolkit

ABA: Model Code of Judicial Conduct

(Includes four separate canons that have several different chapters/subheadings)
August 16, 2018
The General Public, The Right to an Impartial Jury, Toolkit

Policing Program Brochure

American policing is at a difficult crossroads. Ruptured relations between police and many of the communities they serve represents one
July 24, 2018
Toolkit

Communicating with Justice System Stakeholders about the Right to Counsel

The Right to Counsel (R2C) National Campaign is a public awareness initiative that informs policymakers,  criminal justice system actors and
May 15, 2018
General Public stakeholders and Research, Judges & Court Staff, Judges/Court Staff, Law Enforcement & Corrections, Law Enforcement/Corrections, Learning Module, Police, Policy Research, Policymakers & Government Agencies, Prosecution, Prosecutors, Public, Public Defense, Stakeholder, The General Public, The Right to, The Right to Counsel, Tool-Kit

Communicating with Justice System Stakeholders about the Right to Counsel

This guide will help you make the case for improving public defense to federal, state, and local justice system leaders
January 20, 2018
The General Public, Toolkit

Increasing Community Engagement in Your County’s Justice System

Learning from and partnering with individuals and communities that have been impacted by the criminal justice system is a critical
April 13, 2017
Toolkit

Foundational Principles

March 16, 2017
Toolkit

Defending Gideon Event Toolkit

Defending Gideon Event Toolkit The enclosed toolkit contains everything you need to organize and successfully run a screening and discussion
May 12, 2013
Toolkit

Brennan Center: 21 PRINCIPLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY PROSECUTOR

July 1, 2010

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