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Saturday, September 25 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Going Beyond Self-Care to Community Care

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"Shouting “self-care” at people who actually need “community care” is how we fail people.
--Nakita Valerio

Maintaining our well-being is foundational to being able to do this work. What public defenders need to sustain well-being are strategies in three area:(1) Individual strategies and practices to promote wellness and to mitigate inevitable impacts of trauma. (2) Strategies to build public defense culture that supports well-being. (3) Systemic strategies to reduce obstacles to providing highest levels of representation. This session will focus on strategies to build supportive public defense culture, such as: mentorship, trauma-informed practice and training and supervision, and well being programs and initiatives within public defense agencies."

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Jenny Andrews

Senior Deputy Public Defender, Santa Barbara County Public Defender
A child of counterculture, raised off the grid by back-to-the-land hippies on the Lost Coast in Northern California, Jenny Andrews is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. She started her career as a public defender in Oakland, California in 1996, but left after... Read More →

Saturday September 25, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT