The first part of this training will focus on the story of one man’s wrongful conviction and the impact his shared story has had throughout the criminal justice system. The story follows Anthony Graves from arrest through trial, conviction, reversal, and eventually exoneration. The second part of this training explores how participatory defense works and changes the game for families of incarcerated loved ones. Participatory defense provides families support, understanding of the criminal justice system, and representation as they attempt navigate the system along with their loved ones. This training will emphasize how empowering and encouraging family members can lead to better courtroom outcomes for their loved ones.