Legislation

Iowa_Senate - wikicommonsMany areas of juvenile defense policy and practice are dictated by, and can be reformed through, state-based legislation.

For an overview of state laws relevant to juvenile defense, please see NJDC’s state profiles page.

Beyond individual state data, NJDC has also compiled select multi-state comparative analyses in a variety of areas that you might find useful.

For details on how juvenile defense policy and education campaigns can affect legislative reform, please see our Policy Development page.

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