Midwest JDC

About Us

The Midwest Juvenile Defender Center (MJDC) is one of  nine regional centers of the National Juvenile Defender Center. MJDC focuses on juvenile defense issues in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 

MJDC’s goal is to provide juvenile defense lawyers the opportunity to improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and affect positive change in the juvenile justice system.

States in Midwestern Region

Minnesota

Nebraska

North Dakota

South Dakota

Wisconsin

General 

Resources

State

Specific Resources

State

Assessments

Shackling

in Court

Sex

Trafficking

Sex 

Offenses

Waiver/

Transfer

Collateral Consequences

Regional Directors

Betsy Clarke
Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative
PO Box 1833
Evanston, IL 60204
(847) 894-4206
bcjuv@aol.com

Diane Rondini
Wisconsin State Public Defender
17 S. Fairchild St., 2nd Fl.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261-5417
rondinid@opd.wi.gov