This whitepaper outlines the importance of skilled juvenile defenders.
This article explains the critical importance of having an attorney appointed as early in the process as possible.
NJDC has developed a series of issue briefs that catalogue the implementation of innovations to uplift juvenile defense practice nationwide. These briefs provides a quick synopsis of the substance of the issue, a national snapshot of approaches to the issue in different jurisdictions, a catalogue of working innovations, and a series of recommendations for reform. We hope these briefs will be used to educate stakeholders about juvenile defense issues, and to engage defenders and policy makers in reform work.
Appeals: A Critical Check on the Juvenile Delinquency System
Juvenile Defense Standards: A Framework for the Specialized Representation of Youth
Specialized Training Advancing the Ethical and Professional Representation of Youth
Ending the Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth
Juvenile Defense Law School Clinics Building Leaders, Client Capacity, and Innovation
Using Developmentally Appropriate Language to Communicate with Court-Involved Youth
Raising the Bar with Comprehensive Juvenile Indigent Defense Contracts
Protecting Rights, Promoting Positive Outcomes Post-Disposition Access to Counsel
Stay tuned for additional briefs on:
- Waiver of counsel
- Early appointment of counsel
- Indigency determinations
- Leadership development and capacity building