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Social Justice Monday: Prosecuting Through A Social Justice Lens

FEB
11
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM PST
Room C5Map Location
This event does not require an RSVP.

Future Prosecutors for Social Justice presents 

Prosecuting Through A Social Justice Lens

 Monday, February 11, 2019

Noon – 12:50 p.m.

Sullivan Hall, Room C5

Soup Lunch Provided 

Please join Future Prosecutors for Social Justice to learn how the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (KCPAO) is using a social justice lens to evaluate and prosecute cases. The speakers, Jocelyn McCurtain and Leandra Craft, will focus on how KCPAO continuously attempts to adapt and respond to the concerns of their community and the rights of the victims while taking into consideration new research studies and being conscious of the rights of the individual charged. The speakers will also touch on the KCPAO’s high standards for filing cases, and some of the diversion programs available.

Jocelyn McCurtain is a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney currently assigned to the Felony Trial Unit. Prior to working in the Felony Trial Unit, she worked in the Domestic Violence Court and the Involuntary Treatment Act Division. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in Spring 2015. While in law school, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Journal and served on the National Native American Law Student Association Board.

Leandra Craft is a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney currently assigned to the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program. Prior to working in criminal justice alternatives and LEAD, Leandra worked in the Felony Trial Unit, Regional Mental Health Court and Veterans Court, and the Involuntary Treatment Act Division. She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in Spring 2015. While in law school, she served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association and Diversity Representative of the Student Bar Association.

Social Justice Monday is an organized, weekly series hosted by the Access to Justice Institute in partnership with students, student organizations, and other departments across the law school. If you are interested in organizing a Social Justice Monday for the 2019-2020 academic year, please contact Abby Goldy at goldyabigail@seattleu.edu.