Social Worker Meet Up – May 21 at 12 PM

Please join us for our second social worker meet-up to discuss the issues you shared in the survey, such as current practices and standards concerning client advocacy and representation in your jurisdictions, how to better work with your teams,…
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Webinar: Lessons from Social and Neurological Perspectives on Positive Youth Development – April 23 at 4 PM

Our juvenile justice system began to take shape during a time of massive immigration and rapid growth of urban areas. Poverty, lack of supervision, and deplorable living conditions were seen as conditions that fostered delinquency. As the system…

Social Worker Meet Up – April 24 at 11:30 AM

NAPD will be hosting an hour meeting on how we at NAPD can help you during these challenging times.  We will start out the conversation talking about our anxiety and how strange it is to be working during the time of Covid-19.  We will also…
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UCF Trauma Clinic Offers Virtual Series on Handling Stress

UCF RESTORES — a trauma clinic best known for helping veterans and first responders overcome PTSD — is offering an ongoing Facebook Live series starting Monday to help the public handle the stress of the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This…

Free Webinar: The Critical Role of Mentors in Veterans Treatment Courts – April 21 at 12 PM

Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) use an interdisciplinary team approach to divert justice involved veterans away from incarceration and into treatment. This proactive approach towards justice involvement is accomplished by effectively targeting…
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Public Defender Robert Wesley Hosts PD9’s Spring Training 2020

Last week, Robert Wesley, Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, hosted PD9's 2020 Spring Training in Orlando, Florida. Videos of the presentations can be viewed below. PTSD and Application in Criminal Court from an Expert's…
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Hot Topics: ACES, The Biggest Health Crisis You’ve Never Heard Of – March 11 at 11:15 AM

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 11:15 AM until 1:00 PM Where: Sorosis Women's Club of Orlando 501 East Livingston Street Orlando, FL 32803 Contact(s): Membership Team Category: Hot Topic Luncheons Read more and register.
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Resilience Film Screening and Discussion – March 25 at 6 PM

Join us as we screen the documentary RESILIENCE and delve into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Partnership with The Winter Park Public Library, City of Winter Park…
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FREE Webinar: OJJDP FY 2020 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Children with Sexual Behavior Problems – March 17 at 2 PM

The webinar will provide a general overview of the FY 2020 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems Project Sites solicitation. It will highlight key eligibility and solicitation…
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FREE Webinar: Increasing Access to Behavioral Health Resources for Military and Veteran Children and Families – March 12 at 1:30 PM

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) Technical Assistance (TA) Center will host a webinar focused on increasing access to resources and supports for…
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Morgan & Morgan Firm Joins State Attorney, Public Defender to Launch Community Bail Fund

Attorneys with the Orlando-based law firm Morgan & Morgan joined Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala and Public Defender Robert Wesley Thursday to launch a nonprofit fund that would give bail money to low-income people who can’t…
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Graham/Miller BBQ Lunch – Orlando, February 26

Join CFACDL for a moving luncheon to hear the stories of individuals released from prison after re-sentencing pursuant to the Graham and Miller decisions on juvenile life without parole. BBQ lunch will be served. CLE credit is pending for this…
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Adverse Childhood Events Tied to Dementia

Children who had multiple adverse experiences growing up were more likely to develop dementia in old age, Japanese researchers reported. People who had three or more adverse childhood experiences -- physical or psychological abuse, family…
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Miami Veteran Turned Notorious Molly Dealer Gets ‘Second’ Second Chance. Judge Cites PTSD

Normally in life, people get a second chance after screwing up only once. Jorge Ramon Hernandez got a “ ‘second’ second chance,” as a federal judge told him on Thursday, when she cut him a sweet break on his prison sentence. Twice…