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Publication cover Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data
Jul 23, 2015, Andrew Wachter, Research Associate, NCJJ
NCJJ has released a new StateScan publication that summarizes the results from a review of publicly available data that describe the application of juvenile defense across the country. This StateScan…
Publication cover When Three's a Crowd: How Families Can Contribute to their Child's Defense
Jun 17, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How can parents help when their child is in trouble with the law? What do juvenile defenders need to know about how to protect the child's interest when it comes to including parents in the…
Publication cover Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense: Why Juvenile Defense Doesn't End in the Courtroom
May 1, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile defenders can and should play a vital role in policy and justice system reform -- and advocates can partner with them to accomplish significant changes that affect youth in the court room…
Publication cover National Juvenile Defense Standards
Feb 4, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
The National Juvenile Defense Standards are a comprehensive understanding of the role and duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system, and seek to strengthen and guide…
Publication cover Seven Ways to Improve Juvenile Indigent Defense
Nov 5, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
In recent years, a great deal of work has been undertaken across the country to improve juvenile indigent defense. This policy update from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) reviews key…
Publication cover Competency to Stand Trial in Juvenile Court: Recommendations for Policymakers
Nov 1, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How do courts determine when a youth is competent to stand trial? What do they do if a youth is found "incompetent" for court proceedings? Most states lack statutory guidance to answer these…
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