Attorney Education & Resources
PJW provides education, training, resources, and support for California attorneys representing clients seeking parole, as well as education for attorneys and victim advocates who engage with victims/survivors who participate in the parole hearing process.
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State-Appointed Panel Attorney Education
PJW has developed comprehensive training materials and practice-friendly resources to support attorneys to provide high quality representation to parole clients. Attorney trainings are mandatory for all active state-appointed Panel Attorneys contracted with the California Board of Parole Hearings, and they are available upon request to any attorney in California with a regular parole practice.
PJW has a library of more than 20 hours of interactive video trainings for attorneys, covering all aspects of California parole practice.
Structured Decisionmaking Framework
Parole Hearing Timeline
Parole Eligibility Dates
Structure of a Parole Hearing
Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Parole Representation
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and DECS
The Hearing Record
How to Read the C-File
The Confidential File
Youth Offender Parole (YOP) and Franklin
Other Types of Parole Hearings (Elderly/IPV/Medical)
Understanding and Presenting Trauma
Culture of Men’s Institutions
Culture of Women’s Institutions
Representing Transgender Clients
Rehabilitative Programming and Self-Help
Reentry and Post-Release Plans
Client Preparation and Case Strategy
Comprehensive Risk Assessments (CRAs)
Understanding and Responding to the CRA
Language Barriers and Working with Interpreters
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Requiring ADA Accommodations
Mental Health and MHSDS
Plausibility: Navigating Factual Innocence and Material Discrepancy
Attorney Representation at Hearings
PJW also maintains a databank of attorney resources and bilingual parole preparation materials for their clients.
PJW is proud to foster a robust and collaborative community of parole attorneys through live MCLE trainings, sponsored speakers, attorney mentorship, and virtual roundtable discussions where parole attorneys support each other, learn from each other, and enhance their parole practices to best serve their clients.
District Attorney Education
PJW conducts live webinars for District Attorney’s Offices and Victim Services Units that engage with victims/survivors who are interested in participating in the parole hearing process. PJW’s goal is to provide a comprehensive, yet practice-ready, overview of applicable law and the options available to victims/survivors, as well as the testimonies of victims/survivors about their experience in the process.
For questions or to request a webinar, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney Portal Registration
Thank you for your interest in Parole Justice Works!
If you are a California parole attorney, and you would like to request access to our trainings and resources, please complete this form.