News and Events
Q&A with ACLU on Right to Vote in Indiana
Bernice Corley, Executive Director of IPDC, has a sit down with Katie Blair, the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at the ACLU of Indiana, and discussed Yes! You Can Vote, an educational initiative on the right of people who may have a criminal record or other hurdle that makes voting difficult and how to make that happen.
Indiana State Bar Association Honors IPDC Staff at Annual Award Luncheon
Joel Wieneke, the Post-Disposition Coordinator for IPDC’s Juvenile Defense Project and Larry Landis, former Executive Director, both received awards on Thursday, August 30, 2018 during the Indiana State Bar Association’s Annual Award Luncheon.
Joel with ISBA President Andi Metzel
Joel Wieneke was the recipient of the Hon. Viola J. Taliferro Award, given to those who show courageous and visionary leadership in addressing the unmet legal needs of children. In his role at the Juvenile Defense Project, Joel educates children sent to the Indiana Department of Corrections on legal rights, and counsels the children who have questions or concerns about their own cases and connects them with legal services where necessary.
Larry with ISBA President Andi Metzel
Larry Landis was the recipient of the David Hamacher Public Service Award, given to those who show high moral character and ethical standards, with service to the community and peacemaking qualities. Larry Landis was the first employee at the Indiana Public Defender Council in 1977 and served as its Executive Director from 1977 until his retirement in 2018.
IPDC now offering hands on case reviews for criminal defense attorneys
IPDC is offering 3-hours of free learning/training in the form of case reviews during which we work on your pending case(s). There will be a charge of $105 for private criminal defense attorneys.
Ideally, early in the case, IPDC will assist in brainstorming your theory of the case and drafting an investigation plan. We will discuss evidentiary issues and depositions. As your case progresses to trial, we meet again to discuss voir dire topics, practice voir dire, brainstorm cross examination and/or opening/closing arguments, jury instructions, and sentencing advocacy.
IPDC will come to your county to facilitate this learning/training opportunity. Members of your office or defender community can join as well. I have attached an agenda. Please contact me to schedule a case review or if you have questions. Thank you, Diane
For more information please contact Diane Black, Training Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
WTIU Reports on IPDC Juvenile Defense Project's Work with Youth in DOC
Beginning in April of 2017, IPDC's Juvenile Defense Project has been presenting an orientation on legal rights to all youth entering the Indiana Department of Correction/Division of Youth Service and connecting youth to post-disposition services. WTIU reporter Barbara Brosher followed Joel Wieneke, the Project's Post-Disposition Unit Coordinator, as he provided orientation and interviews at Logansport Juvenile Intake Facility.
Read the report and listen to the story here
Learn more about the IPDC Juvenile Defense Project, click here
Trial Unit Coordinator
Amy Karozos is a contract attorney with Indiana Public Defender Council, serving as project director for OJJDP grant to improve juvenile indigent defense services. Before coming to work with IPDC, Amy was a staff attorney with Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana, a not-for-profit agency, working on statewide programs dealing with a variety of juvenile law related issues. She started her career as a deputy public defender at the State Public Defender's Office. Amy has been a contract attorney for the Marion County Public Defender, Appellate Division, for the past several years. She is an adjunct professor at UIndy. In 2014, she became a certified JTIP (Juvenile Training Immersion Program) trainer.
Trial Unit Coordinator
Jill Johnson is the Juvenile Division Chief at the Marion County Public Defender Agency. She has been an attorney with the Agency since 2006. In this capacity she represents children in Juvenile Court and serves on a several committees focused on improving system wide outcomes for youth including Marion County's Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Deep End Reform Initiative and the Dual Status Youth Initiative. She is a certified trainer with the National Juvenile Defender Center's Juvenile Training Immersion Program. Prior to joining Agency she practiced law in Chicago at Lehrer & Redleaf representing parents, relative care givers and foster parents in civil and class action litigation involving the Department of Child and Family Services and served as a Salisbury Clinical Teaching Fellow at Loyola University ChildLaw Clinic teaching and supervising law students and representing children in delinquency, child protection and domestic relations matters.
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