The National Juvenile Defender Center has created and continues to expand a network of juvenile defenders. We administer a number of email listservs to distribute information and encourage dialogue among attorneys who represent youth. To join our listservs, please contact NJDC via email or call us at 202-452-0010 and indicate which of the following lists you would like to join.

  • JuvGeneral—This list is for anyone with an interest in juvenile justice issues, including defenders, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, academics, parents, students, and others. Members will receive periodic announcements of major news in the field of juvenile justice.
  • JuvDefend—This list is designed solely for juvenile defenders. Members will receive emails relating news of interest to those in the defense field, such as updates on cases or state reforms.
  • JuvDiscuss—This list provides a forum for defenders to discuss issues that arise in their daily practice or that have broader policy implications. Members can post questions or announcements to seek feedback from other juvenile defenders.
  • Regional Defender Center Listservs—Each region of the country has its own listserv to cater to a smaller, geographically connected audience. The regions (please see our Regional Defender Centers page for more information) are:

    • Central
      Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee
    • Mid-Atlantic
      District of Columbia, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virginia and West Virginia
    • Midwest
      Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
    • New England
      Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
    • Northeast
      Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
    • Southern
      Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina
    • Southwest
      Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah
    • Pacific
    • Western
      Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

If you are a defender interested in receiving fact sheets, training guides, and other informational material by mail, or if you have any other questions about arranging training sessions in your area, requesting technical assistance, or the work of NJDC, please contact us.

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