This is a preview of how this page will look when printed.
Print  |  Close Window

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
Member Sign in   |   Become a Member  
   

“Thousands of juveniles are urged or cajoled into waiving their rights without adequate representation, without a full vetting of their charges and without a complete and detailed understanding of their rights.”

— American Bar Association Journal, July 1997 

About

The Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) is the regional affiliate of the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC).  PJDC provides support to juvenile trial lawyers, appellate counsel, law school clinical programs, and nonprofit law centers to assure quality representation for children in juvenile delinquency proceedings throughout California.

NJDC was created in 1999 by the American Bar Association to respond to the critical need to build the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. In 2005, NJDC separated from the American Bar Association to become an independent organization. NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a more permanent capacity to address practice issues, improve advocacy skills, build partnerships, exchange information, and participate in the national debate over juvenile crime.

  • Become a Member

    Public defenders, other juvenile defense counsel, and juvenile advocates are eligible for PJDC membership. Members enjoy access to PJDC’s extensive resource bank, listserv, expert corner, and amicus committee.

    Sign Up