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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 

Other Defender Centers

The Pacific Juvenile Defender Center is one of nine regional Juvenile Defender Centers affiliated with the National Juvenile Defender Center.  Each Center coordinates regional activities, including compiling and analyzing indigent defense data, facilitating and organizing networking opportunities for juvenile defenders, offering targeted state-based training and technical assistance, and providing case support specifically designed for complex or high profile cases.

Contact Information

National Juvenile Defender Center

njdc_logo_facebookKim Dvorchak, Executive Director

Mary Ann Scali, Deputy Director

National Juvenile Defender Center
1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 304
Washington, DC 20036
202.452.0010 (phone)/202.452.1205 (fax)

inquiries@njdc.info

Central Juvenile Defender Center

Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee

Kim Brooks Tandy
Children’s Law Center
1002 Russell Street
Covington, KY 41011

(859) 431-3313 (phone) / (859) 655-7553 (fax)
ktandy@childrenslawky.org

Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center

District of Columbia, Maryland, Puerto Rico, Virginia, and West Virginia

Kris Henning
Georgetown University Law Center
Juvenile Justice Clinic
111 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 662-9592 (phone) / (202) 662-4244 (fax)
henningk@law.georgetown.edu

Debbie St. Jean
Office of the Maryland Public Defender
Juvenile Protection Division
201 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 223-3783 (phone)
Dst.jean@opd.state.md.us

Midwest Juvenile Defender Center

Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Betsy Clarke
Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative
PO Box 1833
Evanston, IL 60204
(847) 864-1567 (phone) / (847) 570-0749 (fax)
bcjuv@aol.com

Devon Lee
Wisconsin State Public Defender
315 North Henry Street
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 261-0633
leede@opd.wi.gov

New England Juvenile Defender Center

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont

Pamela Jones
New Hampshire Public Defender
44 Franklin St.
Nashua, NH 03064
Phone: 603-598-4986
pjones@nhpd.org

Wendy Wolf
Youth Advocacy Division
Committee for Public Council Services
44 Bromfield Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 988-8451 (phone)
wwolf@publiccounsel.net

Northeast Juvenile Defender Center

Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Laura Cohen
Clinical Law Professor, Rutgers Law School
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 353-3187 (phone) / (973) 353-3397 (fax)
lcohen@kinoy.rutgers.edu

Sandra Simkins
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Rutgers-Camden School of Law
217 North 5th Street
Room 605
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6646 (phone)
ssimkins@camden.rutgers.edu

Southern Juvenile Defender Center

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina

Tobie J. Smith
Legal Aid Society of Birmingham
120 Second Court North
Birmingham, AL 35204
205.264.8071
smithto@jccal.org

Whitney Untiedt
Director of Pro Bono Initiatives
Akerman LLP
One Southeast Third Avenue, 25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
305. 374.5600
whitney.untiedt@akerman.com

Southwest Juvenile Defender Center

Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah

Ellen Marrus
University of Houston Law Center
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6049
(713) 743-0894 (phone) / (713) 743-2238 (fax)
emarrus@uh.edu

Christina Phillis
Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate
777 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ 85210
(602) 372-6806
phillis@mail.maricopa.gov

Western Juvenile Defender Center

Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming

Susan Roske
Clark County Public Defender’s Office
601 North Pecos Road
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 455-4685 (phone) / (702) 455-5112 (fax)
roskesd@co.clark.nv.us

George Yeannakis
TeamChild
1225 S Weller #420
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322 2444 x107 (phone)
george.yeannakis@teamchild.org