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Juvenile Defender Resource Project

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

Provider Organization

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC)

Award Details


The Project is developing a Juvenile Training Ambassadors Program to fortify regional juvenile defense capacity in three remote regions across California by providing a year-long curriculum of assessment and training, strengthening networks among local stakeholders, and establishing partnerships between PJDC and the regional communities. It will provide training and resource materials to help defenders statewide learn how to make a record for appellate challenges including the development of sample motions, writs, and other pleadings.


  • Defenders


To be eligible for training or technical assistance from PJDC’s Juvenile Defender Resource Project, one must be a dedicated member of the juvenile defense community, including juvenile defense counsel (public defenders, alternate defenders, panel attorneys, private defenders, and the like), as well as social workers and juvenile advocates.



The Project is updating its Collateral Consequences Handbook, and developing a Records-Sealing Toolkit and a Post-Dispositional Advocacy Toolkit. It is developing resources and training materials to advance knowledge regarding foundational issues related to race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and Native youth in the juvenile delinquency system.

Eileen Manning-Villar
Grants and Projects Director
[email protected]

  • Youth Development


Date Created: October 14, 2020