Western Center for Defense Advocacy

FROM MOUNTAINS TO ROCKS, FROM ROCKS TO PEBBLES, FROM PEBBLES TO GRAINS OF SAND.

Western Center for Defense Advocacy, (wecda.org) is a nonprofit (501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to providing  a myriad of advocacy services to those individuals whose lives are impacted by the Federal Criminal Justice System.


As Mitigation Specialists* we offer presentencing consultation to those facing criminal proceedings in Federal Court. A Defense Advocate* whose expertise in and working familiarity of the application of Sentencing Guidelines and the impact on the defendant as well as their family is pertinent at this  stage of the proceedings.

 

Those individuals who are presently incarcerated  and formerly incarcerated individuals and their families who are impacted also by the federal criminal justice system.​​


We provide these services through several components under one umbrella.


     In addition to Our Defense Mitigation Services (non capital),  our current interest areas are: Meaningful and affordable access to the courts and  BOP sponsored  release programs through Advisement, Litigation and other support services,  Access to Academic Programs while incarcerated, Maintaining Contact with the Family, Resources for the families of the federally incarcerated, Reentry Resources, Sentencing Reform, Alternatives to the Mass Incarceration by advocating for sensible long term solutions  and Counseling  after Release.


We seek to invest in their lives, those of their families and their community to which they will return through support of projects and organizations with the purpose of providing opportunities for them, their family as well as strengthening the fabric of family and the community at large that have become frayed due to the War on Drogs and  Mass Incarceration.

From Mountains to Rocks, Rocks to Pebbles, from Pebbles to Grains of Sand............