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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 

Member Resources

This section of the PJDC web site is open only to Members. It contains materials on juvenile justice policy, the juvenile defense profession, trial practice materials, assistance in handling particular kinds of cases, disposition and post-disposition representation, and addressing conditions issues in state and local juvenile facilities.   Members also enjoy access to a panel of subject matter experts and a statewide directory of juvenile defense counsel and juvenile advocates.

Access for Non-Members to specific Member resources may be available upon request.  If you are interested in materials on a particular topic, please fill out and submit the Contact Form or call PJDC at (415) 753-8174.

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    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.

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