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Webinar: Head Trauma, Comprehension, and Intoxication – August 5 at 3 PM

This presentation will cover the different types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that result from trauma to the brain to build a foundation of how trauma affects the brain, and then will dive into the application in criminal cases. Discussion…
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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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2020 Death is Different Seminar XXVI

February 20-21, 2020 All FACDL seminars, apart from the annual Criminal Law Certification Review seminar, are intended to: promote the excellence of, disseminate knowledge to, and provide education to, the criminal defense community.  In…
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When a Prisoner Returns Home With a Brain Injury, Freedom Isn’t So Free

Chuck Coma tried to lie still in his hospital bed. But there was a spasm in his chest, like something inside was fighting to get out. "It says here you had an injury in 2016, and you've been jerking since then. Are there any triggers?" the…
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How Does Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brainy Injury Influence Criminal Activity?

The Frontal Cortex Connection: TBI and Drug Abuse The long-term effects of traumatic brain injury are at long last being acknowledged and researched in our society, partly due to the media’s attention to the severity and consequences of this…
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FREE Webinar: More Than Half: Brain Injury Among Justice-Involved Youth – June 12 at 2:30 PM

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) proposes to support OJJDP in the development of a webinar to discuss the issue of brain injury and its impact on justice-involved youth. The webinar would provide an overview…
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Panthers’ Hiring of a Mental Health Clinician is a ‘Game-Changer’

In early August, Steve Smith revealed he had had bouts of depression while an active player with the Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. He talked about feeling "trapped, inferior and alone." Carolina's all-time leading receiver spoke…

Heading May Be Riskier for Female Soccer Players Than Males – NPR

The first rule of soccer is pretty obvious: don't use your hands. But soccer's signature move, heading the ball, can cause a detectable impact on players' brains. And according to a study published Tuesday in Radiology, female players are more…
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Two Servicemen Suffering From Brain Trauma, PTSD Win Death-Penalty Relief – Death Penalty Information Center

Two servicemen—one a former airman on the U.S. military death row, another a decorated Vietnam veteran sentenced to death in Pennsylvania—have won relief from their capital convictions or death sentences. On August 1, 2018, the La Crosse…
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Colorado Jail Helps Inmates Who Have Suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries – U.S. News

From 2007 to 2008, Kevin Leeper was a soldier in the U.S. Army, stationed in Iraq. Now, at age 31, he wears a different uniform: a tan jumpsuit and a barcode around his wrist. Leeper has been serving time at Colorado's Boulder County…