What You Do Matters: Lessons from the Holocaust (Monday Afternoon Session)

Start Time/Date: 1:00 PM Monday, September 9, 2019
End Time/Date: 4:30 PM Monday, September 9, 2019
ADDRESS: Prosecuting Attorneys' Council
1590 Adamson Parkway
Fourth Floor
CITY: Morrow, GA 30260

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The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia invites prosecutors and law enforcement to attend What You Do Matters: Lessons from the Holocaust, being held at the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council, located at 1590 Adamson Parkway Morrow, GA. The training will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm. CLE and POST credit infomation coming soon.

The Holocaust is much more than an unspeakable horror from WWII or a chapter in a history book. The study of the Holocaust provides important insight into the consequences when the mission of the police, judiciary, and the legal profession is transformed from protecting the rights of individuals to actively abusing basic human civil rights. Using legal decrees, judicial opinions, and case law of the period, participants study the role of these professions in the destruction of democracy and the establishment of the Nazi German state.

 Using Historical images and stories from the Holocaust, trained facilitators engage students in a dialogue about the role of law enforcement in today's communities and the importance of core values in ensuring the integrity and vibrancy of democracy.

Participants are challenged to examine their own roles and responsibilities as members of professions that hold the public trust, protect society, and influence the health of our democracy by studying the decision making, the opportunities, and often the failures of their counterparts in Nazi Germany that helped lead to mass murder.

Please note that we are having an additional class on September 10, 2019. It is the same material, so please don't sign up for both sessions. 

There will be limited seating for this class, so please sign up as soon as possible!

“This course was the most meaningful experience in my career as a prosecutor to instill the importance of performing our job in a nonbiased objective manner. . . This course is far and above any ethics course that has been offered . . . This course will be in my mind as a reminder of 'why we do what we do' on a totally different level."

- Howard Cummings, Senior ADA, Wake County, NC

 “As prosecutors we have been entrusted with an awesome power -- to apply the criminal laws of the state of North Carolina fairly and impartially.  We swore to do that when we became prosecutors. But we aren't robots and the things that we see every day rarely fit neatly into tidy boxes.  We are entrusted to use our judgment.  Sometimes the public is screaming for justice, sometimes for vengeance.   Sometimes in our judgment based on facts and the law -- we can't give the public what they want.  Justice isn't like that -- it isn't the loud reaction to crime.  And because of that, our communities deserve our best judgment as we apply the criminal laws of NC.”  

- Ellie Coludro, ADA Mecklenburg County, NC