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Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
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“Many of the problems that plague the juvenile justice system—including appalling conditions in confinement, inappropriate transfer to adult court, over-representation of children of color, and inadequate health and educational services—could be remedied if every child accused of a crime was well represented by competent counsel...”

— American Bar Association, "America's Children at Risk," 1993 


LACBA to Honor Rourke Stacy and Maureen Pacheco as Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Year

Since 1985 the Criminal Justice Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association has presented annual awards to the outstanding judge of the year, prosecutor and criminal defense attorney of the year in Los Angeles County and a career achievement award. This year’s honorees will include Rourke Stacy, member of PJDC’s Board of Directors, and Maureen Pacheco, member of PJDC’s Advisory Board. On May 23, 2017, LACBA will honor Rourke and Maureen Pacheco with its Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year award at its annual Criminal Justice Awards Dinner in Los Angeles. Those interested in attending may contact Eileen Manning-Villar at for details on how to register for this special event. Congratulations, Rourke and Maureen!