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Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Juvenile Indigent Defense Section

December 2, 2013

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Adds Juvenile Indigent Defense Section Developed by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the National Juvenile Justice Network with support from the MacArthur Foundation, the Juvenile Justice Resource Hub provides timely research and information on juvenile justice issues and trends. In addition to sections on mental health and substance use disorders and community-based alternatives, the Hub recently added a section on juvenile indigent defense. This section includes a story series on juveniles in contact with the justice system from juvenile defense experts, public defenders, and system-involved youth and families, in addition to key defense issues and access to experts and resources for juvenile justice stakeholders. Future topics currently planned for the Hub will focus on racial/ethnic fairness, evidence-based practices, and aftercare.

Resources:

Read about the Attorney General's recent announcement of $6.7 million in grants to improve indigent defense services nationwide.

Learn more about OJJDP's Juvenile Indigent Defense National Clearinghouse at the National Juvenile Defender Center.

Learn more the Resource Center Partnerships: http://www.modelsforchange.net/about/resource-centers.html?ref=about