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Defense

Enhancing Youth Access to Justice

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides training and technical assistance focused on the need to promote specialization in juvenile defense, identifying and addressing gaps in juvenile defense practice, and educating stakeholders on strategies for improving youth and community outcomes.

OJJDP FY 2020 Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense

Closing Date
The Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to improve juvenile indigent defense. The goal of this program is to implement enhancements that improve juvenile indigent defense. Program objectives are to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have access to legal representation and access to resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement.

OJJDP FY 19 Enhancements for Juvenile Indigent Defense

Closing Date

This program will support states and localities in developing and implementing strategies to ensure that youth involved with the juvenile justice system have fair and equal access to quality legal representation; ensure that offenders involved with the juvenile justice system have resources that address the collateral consequences of justice system involvement; and/or provide training for the juvenile indigent defense bar, including public defenders and court-appointed counsel working on behalf of juvenile indigent defendants.