A mitigation specialist is an expert qualified by knowledge, skill, experience,
and training as a mental health and criminal justice system professional.
The role of a mitigation specialist is to present mitigating circumstances and
factors to all relevant stakeholders within the criminal justice system
(prosecutors/probation officers/judges/jurors) to show that this particular individual’s
case merits special consideration.
Our mitigation specialists/sentencing advocates conduct thorough biopsychosocial
investigations into a client’s background to identify factors, such as trauma history and mental health concerns, that are catalysts for the crimes of which s/he is accused.
When a criminal defendant faces a death sentence, we delve deep into his/her
developmental history for presentation to relevant stakeholders in the criminal
justice system to advocate for the defendant’s life. We also provide
expert insight into criminal culpability, helping courts to understand a defendant’s
mental health or developmental history as it relates to the criminal acts of which s/he