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Video via @HR1stRefugees: Dialogue on Detention at the University of California – Irvine

November 26, 2012

via Human Rights First:

Held September 24, 2012 at University of California – Irvine

Key Documents

Program: (pdf)

Panel 1: Alternatives to Detention – Models and Best Practices 

  • Garry Herceg, Director of the Office of Pretrial Services, Santa Clara County
  • Anna Campbell, National Network Coordinator, Access to Justice, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • David Muhammad, former Chief Probation Officer, Alameda County Probation Department
  • Moderator: James Austin, Ph.D., correctional planning and research expert, former director of the Institute on Crimes, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University (Los Angeles)

Panel 2: Tools to Advance Reform – California As Case Study

  • Michael Bien, partner, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP (San Francisco)
  • Jakada Imani, Executive Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (Oakland)
  • Ahilan T. Arulanantham, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU of Southern California (Los Angeles)
  • Moderator: James Austin, Ph.D., correctional planning and research expert, former  director of the Institute on Crimes, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University (Los Angeles)

Panel 3: Mandatory Detention and Mandatory Minimums – Eliminating Individualized Assessments

  • Introduction: Eleanor Acer, Director, Refugee Protection Program, Human Rights First
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California – Irvine School of Law
  • Raha Jorjani, Staff Attorney, University of California – Davis School of Law Clinical Programs
  • Moderator: Jennifer Chacón, Professor of Law, University of California – Irvine School of Law

Panel 4: What Is “Civil” Detention?

  • Ruthie Epstein, Human Rights First
  • Kate Jastram, former legal advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Director of Research and Programs, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Lecturer in Residence, University of California – Berkeley, School of Law; member, ABA Commission on Immigration civil immigration standards advisory task force
  • Sheriff Gary Raney, Ada County, Idaho
  • Moderator and Panelist: Anil Kalhan, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University

Access to Counsel for Immigration Detainees: Remarks by Judge M. Margaret McKeown

Panel 5: Jailed and No Lawyer: Representation Gaps and Models for Expanding High Quality Legal Representation for Indigent Detainees

  • Erika Pinheiro, Lead Immigration Attorney, Adult Programs, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
  • Veronica Barba, Director, American Bar Association Immigration Justice Project (San Diego)
  • Davina Chen, Attorney, Officer of the Federal Public Defender (Los Angeles)
  • Talia Inlender, Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, Public Counsel (Los Angeles)
  • Moderator: Marcellus McRae, partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Human Rights First Board of Advocates member (Los Angeles)
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