OPD 8 for 8 in the NJ Supreme Court in 2014
The NJ Supreme Court has issued 8 rulings in 2014 in OPD criminal cases and we have won all 8.
Mental illness and the criminal justice system
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Yvonne DeCicco earns Certification as a Child Welfare Specialist
Deputy Public Defender Yvonne DeCicco from the Office of Law Guardian has been certified as a Child Welfare Specialist by National Association of Counsel for Children joining Lorraine Augostini in that designation from OPD.
Public Defender Krakora honored with Cornell Law School Exemplary Public Service Award
Public Defender Joseph Krakora has been named by Cornell University Law School as a recipient of the 9th Annual Alumni Exemplary Public Service Award. He will be honored at a reception and ceremony at the New York City Bar Association on Friday, February 7.
OPD to participate in NYU Public Interest Job Fair
A total of 6 OPD managers will be conducting interviews at the NYU Law School Public Interest Job Fair on February 6 and 7 in New York City. Based on last year's experience, we are certain to get some good candidates.
New work group to focus on collaborative efforts to represent juveniles.
OPD has formed a committee to focus on collaboration among attorneys in Juvenile, Law Guardian and Mental Health when they have clients in common.
OPD honors monthly award winners at annual luncheon
On January 23, we held the Second Annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. We honored the attorneys, investigators and employees of the month for 2013. Special thanks to Assistant Public Defender Lorraine Augostini for her work in organizing such a successful event.
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