Also in this issue: Announcing the launch of our online mitigation resources at MyGideon, looking forward to #GivingTuesday
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Baltimore Mitigation Training:
Registration is now open!

We hope that you will join us for the first workshop in our Baltimore Mitigation Training series, to be held at the University of Baltimore on February 10 - 11, 2017. Registration is available here. Please note that you will be asked to register as either an active practitioner or a prospective practitioner - while we hope to be able to accommodate everyone who is interested in the training, we are prioritizing those with active cases. 

This will be a two-day primer on foundational topics such as client and witness interviews, record searches, the creation of key case documents, and other critical issues. Confirmed speakers so far include Joanna Adjoian, Kelly Branham, Melanie Carr, Dana Cook, Hope Hill, PhD, Danalynn Recer, and Jessica Sutton, in addition to ARC, Inc. staff members John Fox and Elizabeth Vartkessian, PhD.

Providing this training at no cost to participants is important to us because we believe that mitigation investigation is one of the most effective tools available to defenders working on behalf of vulnerable clients. At the same time, we know that there is much work to do to raise awareness of its potential and to help defenders develop the skills and techniques needed to uncover and present mitigation evidence effectively to decision-makers. We hope that we will see you there - and feel free to spread the word using one of the links below! 

Online Mitigation Tools: MyGideon

ARC, Inc. is committed to providing critical tools for defenders across the country to learn to use mitigation strategies to more effectively advocate on behalf of their clients.

That is why we are excited to share new online tools that we have created as part of the Capital Mitigation in Action content on (Please note that the link requires an account with the National Association for Public Defense.) This content provides an overview of the documents and systems used in a successful investigation, as well as a timeline of how an investigation unfolds from the start.

We will be continuing to post documents and guides in the coming months, so keep an eye out for new information. Whether you are using these materials as an introductory step in learning about the practice of mitigation or as a resource to refresh what you already know, we hope this will help guide your use of mitigation on behalf of your clients.
Get Ready for #GivingTuesday!
You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you marked #GivingTuesday on your calendar? 

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It's all about dedicating one day during the holiday season to making a difference. 

We'll be participating this year with our first-ever matching gifts campaign. Be on the look-out for a special edition of our newsletter on November 29 for more details and to learn how to make your support of ARC, Inc. go twice as far.

Holiday Shopping?
Don't forget we're on AmazonSmile!

If you're planning to catch those online deals this month, log on through AmazonSmile and dedicate your purchases to support ARC, Inc. It's a great way to advance change while you're making progress on your shopping list. 
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