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When Three's a Crowd: How Families Can Contribute to their Child's Defense

Published Jun 17, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

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How can parents help when their child is in trouble with the law? What do juvenile defenders need to know about how to protect the child's interest when it comes to including parents in the defense?

"When Three's a Crowd: How Families Can Contribute to their Child's Defense," is a quick and easy-to-understand fact sheet from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) describing best-practice relationships between juvenile defense attorneys, their clients, and their clients' families.

This policy update is based on the National Juvenile Defender Center's (NJDC) standards for juvenile defenders



Watch a webinar from NJJN on this topic presented by an attorney from NJDC. 

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