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Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
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“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 


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For a list of California juvenile defender offices, click here.

For a list of Hawaii juvenile defender offices, click here.

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