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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Honoring Survivors During Crime Victims’ Rights Week

April 05, 2017

In honor of National Crime Victim Awareness Week, NCVLI and Oregon Department of Justice sponsored a community awareness and CLE event entitled Criminal Justice Resiliency:  Understanding and Overcoming Impacts of Implicit Bias.  The program began with a presentation about the Neuroscience of Bias from Larry Sherman, PhD of Oregon Health and Science University and was followed by a Panel Discussion on Witnessing Bias in the Justice System facilitated by Meg Garvin, NCVLI Executive Director.  Panelists included:  Jeff Howes, First Assistant to Multnomah County District Attorney; Judge Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah County Circuit Court; Elizabeth Wakefield, Chief Attorney, Metropolitan Public Defender Services and Chanpone Sinlapasai, Marandas Sinlapasai, P.C. 

Over forty victim advocates, attorneys and others attended this very well received and captivating program.

Click here to view photos from the event.