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Interview with Kim Dvorchak

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Join us on Thursday evening with Kim Dvorchak to discuss juvenile justice reform in Colorado. Kim Dvorchak is a juvenile defense attorney and the chair of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. She has been practicing law for 13 years. She began her career as a public defender in Colorado Springs, Colorado, then worked for The Legal Aid Society of New York, where she joined the Juvenile Offender Team representing kids charged as adults in Manhattan and became active with the National Juvenile Defender Center. Ms. Dvorchak returned to Colorado and litigated appeals after the birth of her twin sons. As an appellate attorney Ms. Dvorchak represents several youth direct filed as adults and has challenged the constitutionality of Colorado’s direct file statute to the Colorado Supreme Court in Flakes v. People. She currently represents a youth sentenced to life without parole. Ms. Dvorchak helped founded and chairs the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of juvenile defense and the treatment of youth in Colorado’s juvenile justice system.