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Seven Ways to Improve Juvenile Indigent Defense

Published Nov 5, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

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In recent years, a great deal of work has been undertaken across the country to improve juvenile indigent defense. This policy update from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) reviews key strategies for reforming juvenile indigent defense centered on training, practice standards, communications and collaboration, creating supportive tools and resources, and advocacy.

The update is a summary of the Models for Change publication, "Raising the Standards of Juvenile Indigent Defense," with additional examples taken from NJJN's own summary of recent reforms, Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011.

Click here to see all of NJJN's Models for Change-related publications.

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