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Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $420,000)

The OJJDP 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.

Using OJJDP funds, NJDC would expand improvements in juvenile indigent defense systems by providing technical support, training, publications and other resources, policy development and leadership opportunities. In the next year the grantee will seed the field with policy and practice reforms based on a set of complete National Juvenile Defense Standards and training based on a completed Juvenile Training Immersion Program.

Date Created: September 11, 2011