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Defense services

Juvenile Defender Resource Project

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center’s Juvenile Defender Resource Project is designed to build juvenile defender capacity and strengthen regional juvenile defender resource networks in remote, rural, or under-resourced regions in California.

Enhancing Youth Access to Justice

The National Juvenile Defender Center provides training 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 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.