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Welcome to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), Resource Center Partnership website. The Models for Change Resource Center Partnership works to advance juvenile justice systems reform across the country by providing state and local leaders, practitioners, and policymakers with technical assistance, training, and the proven tools, resources, and lessons developed through the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundationís Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice initiative.

As a Resource Center, NJDC builds the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and improves access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. Through this Partnership, NJDC bolsters juvenile defense by replicating field-driven innovations, facilitating adoption of new juvenile justice defense standards, and developing a specialized corps of certified juvenile indigent defense trainers.


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