Adult Workshop: Post-Conviction in Corrections

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Presenter Bio's:

Gretchen McClellan-Singh is the Victim Services Administrator at the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry, Office of Victim Services. Gretchen began her career as an Advocate in Arizona in 1997 with an internship at the Arizona Attorney General's Office. After graduating from the University of Arizona she went to work for the small nonprofit agency Homicide Survivors in Southern Arizona as an Advocate and Office Manager.  While there, her experience in working with the families of murder victims solidified her decision to remain in the field of advocacy. From there, Gretchen spent a number of years at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office as a Bureau Chief and Advocate, where she received the Advocate of the Year award in 2015. She also served as the Manager of  Advocacy at the Pinal County Attorney's Office for four years. Prior to joining ADCRR in July 2020 she worked as the Grant and Contract Administrator for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where she wrote and administered grants including the Victims of Crime Act grant, Victims' Rights Program grant, Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation grants and many others.

Jaquel Moody is currently the Lead Victim Advocate and Intern Program Coordinator for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry, Office of Victim Services. She is passionate about assisting victims of crime during the post-conviction phase of the criminal justice process and facilitating victim's input to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency. Jaquel also worked 11 years in the Navajo County Attorney's Office as the Victim Services Manager and the Victim Compensation Program Coordinator. While in Navajo County, Jaquel participated on projects and committees that developed into the opening of two Family Advocacy Centers within the County as well as distinguished herself by holding a lead role in award-winning Victims' Rights Symposiums. While working at ADCRR, Office of Victim Services, Jaquel held a lead role in a program she initiated that resulted in a Distinguished Services Award for Service Coordination from the Arizona Attorney General's Office in 2017.

Workshop Description 

In this workshop you will hear from the Office of Victim Services at the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Reentry about a variety of topics related to the offender’s incarceration.  Topics will include: Victims’ Rights related to an inmate’s release, escape from prison or death while in prison; information about the types of release in Arizona, an overview of the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency Hearing process for Clemency, Pardon and Parole hearings; restitution collection during incarceration or while on community supervision and Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) services in Arizona.  Attendees will gain a better understanding of what victims can expect when an offender is incarcerated in Arizona, learn what post-conviction rights are related to corrections, what the process is for clemency and parole hearings, and learn more about the Victim Offender Dialogue program in Arizona.

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