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Ashley Willcott

Presentations & Guest Speaking Engagements

GA State University, Andrew Young School of Social Work, “Child Welfare Professional
Development and Training,” August 2017-current

ICLE Child Welfare Attorney Training, August 2017

Casey Family Programs, “Creative Lawyering and Strategic Advocacy,” August 2017

GSU Legal Training, DFCS Case Manager Training and Court Preparation, July 2017-current

North American Council on Adoptable Children, “Cold Case Project,” July 2017

Statewide Model Protocol for the Multidisciplinary Investigation and Prosecution of Child

Abuse and Sexual Exploitation, Cherokee County, “Child Abuse Protocol,” June 2017

Special Master, Cold Case Court, “Working on Achieving Permanency for Kids in Care,” June
2017

American Professional Society in the Abuse of Children, Advanced Training, June 2017

Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, “Issue Spotting
in a Child Welfare Case,” May 2017

National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Atlanta, GA, “Domestic Violence Advocacy Skills
Training,” May 2017

National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Trial Skills
Program, Atlanta, GA, May 2017-current

Child Welfare Attorney ICLE, April 2017

Georgia CASA Conference, April 2017

Nevada Legal Services Children’s Law Conference, Reno, NV, April 2017

The Wilbanks CEASE Conference, “Child Sexual Abuse and the Professionals Who Assist
Them,” January 2017

Emory University School of Law, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, “Achieving Permanency
Through Guardianship: Navigating the Law, the Policy, and the Resources,” January 2017

EPPS, “The Intersection of Probate Court and Juvenile Court Guardianships,” November 2016

Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia, February 2016

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Presentations & Guest Speaking Engagements

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Child Fatality Review Panel, December 2015 CASA Day at the Capitol, Georgia CASA, Keynote Speaker, February 2015

Barton Law and Policy Center, Emory University School of Law, “Dissecting a Child Welfare Case,” November 2014

GACAN, Voices of Georgia’s Children, “Deconstructing Child Deaths in Georgia, A Discussion
of the 2013 DFCS Child Fatality Report,” 2014

Prevent Child Abuse Georgia: Georgia State University/School of Public Health, 2014 SAAG Conference, Office of the GA Attorney General, “Including ‘Professionalism’,” September 2013

GA State University Professional Excellence Program & Division of Family and Children Services: Education and Training Services, “Ask the Experts” Panel Member (Webinar), May 2013

Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, “72 Hour Hearing Demonstrations,” May 2013

GA Child Welfare Legal Academy, Emory University School of Law, “Overview of Juvenile Code Revisions,” May 2013

GA Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services, “Cold Case Project (Webinar),” November 2012

Educational Summit, La Grange, GA, “Conditioned for Success: Improved Educational Outcomes for Court Indicted Children,” July 2012

Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, “72 Hour Hearing Demonstrations,” May 2012

The Committee on Justice for Children: Permanency, Safety & Well-Being Workshop, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, Jasper GA, “Permanency Counseling,” May 2011

Emory Summer Child Advocacy Program, Barton Child Law and Policy Center, “72 Hour Hearing Demonstrations,” May 2011

National Conference on Juvenile and Family Law, Reno, NV, March 2011

Mini-Summit Conference, Dekalb County, “Cold Case Project,” February 2011 Mini-Summit Conference, Chatham County, “Cold Case Project,” February 2011

Supreme Court of Georgia, Justice for Children Summit, Conasauga Judicial Circuit, “The Paths
to Permanency,” January 2011

Tifton Judicial Circuit, Justice for Children Summit, Tift County, November 2010

The Committee on Justice for Children: Permanency, Safety & Well-Being Workshop, Atlanta
Judicial Circuit, “Achieving Permanency: Engaging Youth and the System to Achieve Permanency,” October 2010

Youth Law Conference, “Achieving Permanency at Last,” October 2010

The Committee on Justice for Children: Permanency, Safety & Well-Being Workshop, Douglas
County Judicial Circuit, Douglasville, GA, September 2010

The Committee on Justice for Children: Permanency, Safety & Well-Being Workshop, Athens-
Clarke County Justice for Children, June 2010

The Committee on Justice for Children: Permanency, Safety & Well-Being Workshop, Toombs
Judicial Circuit, Thomson, GA, April 2010

Counsel of Juvenile Court Judges Conference, “Cold Case Project: Overview and Judicial Oversight,” April 2010

Barton Child Law and Policy Center, Emory University School of Law, “Cold Case Project: Overview and Judicial Oversight,” April 2010

Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia Conference, Jekyll Island, GA, “Cold Case
Project,” February 2010

Supreme Court of Georgia, Justice for Children Committee, Atlanta, GA, “Cold Case Project,”
December 2009

Georgia Youth Law Conference, Emory University School of Law, “Cold Case Project,”
September 2009

Casey Conference, “Cold Case Project,” August 2009

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Media & Publications

Nancy Grace SIRIUS XM, Expert Legal Analyst, Child Welfare Law Specialist, July 2017 – current.

WXIA Alive News, Expert Legal Analyst, “OJ Out on Parole,” July 2017

CNN New Day Sunday, Expert Legal Analyst, “Charlie Gard,” July 2017

WXIA Alive News, Expert Legal Analyst, “High Profile Six Flags Judgment,” July 2017

WXIA Alive News, Expert Legal Analyst, “Tex McGiver,” June 2017

Crime Online, Published Article, “Can Child Abuse Be STOPPED?” February 2017

Quite Frankly, Radio, Child Welfare Law Specialist, “Education and Child Services,” September 2016

The Brett Winterble Show, Radio, Child Welfare Law Specialist, “Human Trafficking,” August 2016

Nancy Grace, Headline News Network, Expert Legal Analyst, Child Welfare Law Specialist, April 2016 and forward.

Atlanta Legal Experts Radio, Child Welfare Law Specialist, March 2016

WSB-TV, Atlanta, GA, “Harsh Realities for Georgia Youths Who Age Out of Foster Care,” November 2015

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