The most fundamental part of my life was spent in Bangladesh with my mother and her side of the family, while my father was away in United States.
We must do this at every stage of the representation from bail hearings, to plea negotiations, to trial advocacy, to sentencing advocacy. Social biography videos provides us an effective and inexpensive way to re-humanize our clients. When Raj Jayadev of ACJP joined our movement of public defenders to give a workshop on how to make these videos, it provided this army of advocates with a new tool to fight back against a system that has become complacent about processing people because it no longer sees them as more than the crime with which they are accused.
We were absolutely blown away. Sentencing is perhaps the most difficult aspect of judging, because our decisions can have the most profound impact on the lives of defendants. Yet we judges have only two sources of information to prepare us to sentence these individuals — prosecutors who rely on information from probation officers and defense attorneys.
Now, social biography videos, the brainchild of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project, have transformed sentencing hearings. These videos humanize defendants, destroy stereotypes, and leave judges with a far better understanding of the persons standing before them.
Video biographies bring life to what a sentencing memorandum can only hope to accomplish. The results were amazing. The judge eventually dismissed a prior conviction and sentenced the client to a fraction of the potential sentence, eliminating almost a decade from the final sentence.
The ACJP team saved our client many years in prison, for which his wife and four year old son will forever be grateful. Angela explained how her dad had changed and specifically how she would be involved in his re-entry. I have no doubt that the video that you produced played a determinative role in that outcome.
Thanks for all the hard work.Katherine Dunham Biography (–) Anthropologist, Ethnologue, Choreographer, Dancer, creator of the Dunham Technique, author, Scholar, activist and humanist. Early Career: Social Work.
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