Expert Working Group Report: International Perspectives on Indigent Defense   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The vast majority of criminal defendants in the United States are too poor to afford a lawyer, yet adequate funding and resources for defense counsel remains an elusive goal. The U.S. Department of Justice (the Department) seeks effective, evidence-based solutions to problems in indigent defense so that the nation can deliver on its constitutionally guaranteed promise to provide legal representation to people accused of crime who cannot afford it. In January 2011, the Department's Access to Justice Initiative (ATJ) and National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) International Center jointly convened an Expert Working Group (EWG) on International Perspectives on Indigent Defense to explore domestic and international practices in indigent defense."

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DOJ No. NCJ 236022
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service: https://ncjrs.gov/
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