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Performance Guidelines For Quality and Effective Juvenile Delinquency Representation

Published May 6, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks

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The Guidelines serve as a training and development tool for new attorneys who receive delinquency representation assignments. They also reaffirm for experienced counsel the considerations necessary to deliver quality legal representation. The Guidelines outline the representation steps that “may”, “should” or “must” be undertaken to provide competent, effective delinquency representation. They also emphasize the continuing duty of representation through the adjudicatory, disposition, post-disposition, and appellate phases of the juvenile court process.

Reform areas: Juvenile indigent defense

States: Pennsylvania

Categories: Juvenile indigent defense

Tags: Counsel, JIDAN, Manual, Practices/Procedures

Uploaded Mar 29, 2013


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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.