Observations from Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® Trainings Trainings For District Attorneys and Public Defenders By Judi Cohen
Contains observations from three Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® trainings Warrior One LLC delivered to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, fall 2014 and spring 2015, and currently being delivered to the Law Office of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico. Discusses training formats, content, attendance, assessments and author’s thoughts and observations about the effectiveness of the trainings and the future of mindfulness in the U.S. criminal justice system.
The Prison Meditation Movement & The Current State of Mindfulness-Based Programming for Prisoners By Fleet Maull
Summary report on mindfulness prison programs including history; current developments and trends; theory and applications; supporting research; exemplary training programs; institutional support and buy-in; scaling up strategies; and, funding models.
Mindfulness-Based Programs for Adolescents By Leslie Booker
Examines the range of programs currently offered to young people, and the special considerations involved in teaching mindfulness to at-risk youth and adolescents in the criminal justice system. Documents experiences teaching at Riker’s Island and other facilities.
Mindfulness: The Foundation of 21st Century Police Reform By Richard Goerling
Documents the creation of the first multi-week mindfulness-based training program for police officers, its impact on officers in the Hillsboro, Oregon police department, and future prospects for mindfulness in policing.
Report on a Five-Day Mindfulness Symposium in Louisville Kentucky By Fleet Maull and Mark Allen
Report on a Half-Day Mindful Leadership Training for Thirty Louisville, Kentucky City Leaders including the Mayor, the Director of Corrections, and the Chief of Police and a Two Day Mindfulness-Based Wellness and Resiliency Training for Sixty Corrections, Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Services Staff. The results of the Post-Workshop Questionnaire for the two-day event for corrections officers are included.
Mindful Community Engagement: A Case Study of a Mindfulness, Race and Law Enforcement Collaboration in an Urban Community By Rhonda Magee
This paper describes two mindfulness-based Workshops involving members of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; the University of San Francisco School of Law; and interested members of the broader San Francisco community addressing concerns of racism in policing and prosecution.