Mitigation Division

Mitigation specialists endeavor to provide the Court with a holistic understanding of our client as a person. They support the work of our public defenders to effectively represent clients to achieve favorable outcomes at sentencing. In their investigation, mitigation specialists interview our client and collateral contacts, review important historical records and create a written narrative explaining their life experience and the social, biological and environmental factors that have influenced them. Mitigation specialists are trained to recognize the difficulties that impact functioning such as addiction, poverty, mental illness, trauma and developmental disability.