Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
The OJJDP FY2010 Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse program will support the improvement of juvenile indigent defense. This program will provide a broad range of activities to improve the overall level of systemic advocacy, improve the quality of representation of indigent juveniles, and ensure professional and ongoing technical support to the juvenile indigent defense bar. This program is authorized by 42 USC Section 5631-5633.
The National Juvenile Defender Center will provide technical support, training opportunities, publications, resources, policy, and leadership opportunities. This project will seek to improve the capacity of the juvenile indigent defense bar and to promote effective advocacy for juvenile indigent defendants.