TCADP is pleased to offer opportunities for virtual events and programs during this time of social distancing. See below for details on our book group and webinar series, Seeking Justice in Texas, as well as other upcoming events.
TCADP Webinar Series: Seeking Justice in Texas
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Central Time: The Role of Mitigation Specialists in Capital Cases
What constitutes “mitigating evidence” in death penalty cases? How do mitigation specialists go about their work, and how do they try to persuade jurors to sentence defendants to life instead of death? What mitigating evidence seems to be most compelling? In this session, you’ll hear from a social worker on the front lines of capital cases. Register here.
Elizabeth Harvey, LCSW is a Mitigation Specialist based in Austin. She received master’s degrees from the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in a variety of community mental health, medical, and counseling settings prior to becoming a mitigation specialist. She consults on felony and capital cases throughout Texas.
TCADP Book Group
The TCADP book group will meet on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM to discuss Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Register here. You will receive details for the Zoom meeting that morning. Questions? Contact Kristin at email@example.com.
After that, we will read Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurice Chammah (meeting date TBD).