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Enhancing Youth Access to Justice

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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.

Provider Organization

National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC)

Award Details


NJDC's goals for this project are to support the development of effective, statewide, well-resourced juvenile defense delivery systems nationwide; help states and localities adopt policies and practices that enhance juvenile defense infrastructure; provide resources and technical assistance to support juvenile civil legal services re-entry work; and support the development of state or regional resource centers that provide information, training, policy development, and data collection. NJDC will capitalize on its proven ability to create and leverage national interest in new initiatives that support and enhance juvenile defense systems and improve outcomes for youth.


  • Aftercare/Parole/Re-entry
  • Community Members
  • Court Personnel
  • Defenders
  • Detention/Corrections Staff
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Families
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Mentoring Professionals
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Probation Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • State Advisory Groups
  • Students
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Tribal Community
  • Volunteers
  • Youth
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals
  • Any group seeking to enhance juvenile defense services or juvenile defense delivery systems, or anyone seeking to promote strength-based outcomes for youth in the justice system


NJDC provides TTA to any defense attorney needing assistance with the defense of youth in delinquency court; and to any stakeholder seeking to improve, enhance, or support youth defense services in a state, local, or Tribal delinquency system, thereby improving outcomes for all children.



NJDC provides a wide range of juvenile defense tools, checklists, reports, and resources on its website: www.njdc.info 

Tim Curry
Special Counsel
[email protected]
202–452–0010, ext. 106

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  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Reducing Violent Crime
  • Supporting Prosecutors
  • Youth Development


Date Published: October 14, 2020