The Right to Counsel National Campaign Resource page provides information on public defense-related reform efforts as well as overall criminal justice reform underway. It also provides links to Department of Justice publications pertaining to public defense and National standards and guidelines that can provide state and local jurisdictions with tools when considering potential areas for improvement of public defense delivery systems.
Public Defense Reform Efforts
Department of Justice Resources and Amicus Briefs
Other Online Resources
Third Annual Meeting
Second Annual Meeting
First Annual Meeting
Americans' Views on Public Defenders and The Right to Counsel (November 2017)
ORGANIZATIONS and STATEMENTS
Signatories: Gideon's Promise, NLADA, NAPD, NACDL, and NLADA American Council of Chief Defenders
Early Appointment of Counsel: The Law, Implementation, and Benefits (Collaboration between the Sixth Amendment Center and Pretrial Justice Institute)
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