2010 -- NATIONAL LEVEL
Lynn Langton, Donald Farole
Department of Justice (DOJ)
ABSTRACT & CITATION
The Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2007 “Census of Public Defender Offices” was the first nationwide study of its magnitude. It found that 49 states and the District of Columbia had public defender offices. Twenty-two of these states had statewide systems, while the other twenty-seven had county-based systems; the District of Columbia office was treated as a county-based office. A statewide system is that which is entirely administered and funded through a central administrative office. This report covers the 22 state systems, made up of 427 public defender offices. It compares these systems by state, describing their staffing, caseloads, expenditures, standards and guidelines, and attorney training.
U.S. Department of Justice. (2010). Census of Public Defender Offices, 2007: State Public Defender Programs. Washington, D.C.: Langton, Lynn., Farole, Donald.Topics: Caseloads, Ethical and Professional Responsibilities, Experts, Funding, Investigation, Resource Disparity, Salaries, Support Services, Training
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