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North Carolina Juvenile Defender State Enhancement Program

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $450,000)

The North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts, in partnership with the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services and the North Carolina Office of Juvenile Defenders, will implement a North Carolina Juvenile Defender State Enhancement Program to (1) analyze the state’s current juvenile defense delivery systems by identifying critical program, practice, and policy needs and gaps; areas for improvement; and aspects that are working and may be replicable across jurisdictions; (2) develop and implement a specialized training program for staff and stakeholders involved with assisting juvenile offenders within the juvenile justice system; (3) increase the number of resources for juvenile defenders and their ability to easily access resources; and (4) improve the state courts’ data collection and reporting capacity, specifically relating to youth and their legal representation, and access to services pre- and post-adjudication.

Date Created: September 27, 2018