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Utah Indigent Defense Commission

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC), in partnership with the RAND Corporation, in conducting a study to determine the appropriate numerical caseload standards for adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, child welfare and termination, and...

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Michigan Indigent Defense Pilot Program

Program Description The Michigan Indigent Defense Commission (MIDC) was awarded Byrne JAG funding to pilot a unique trial simulation program where inexperienced attorneys can become qualified through mock trial exercises. To ensure that indigent accused receive effective assistance of counsel,...

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Los Angeles County Public Defender, Jail Mental Health Liaison

Program Description In Los Angeles County, Byrne JAG funds support the Public Defender's Jail Mental Health Liaison program. The goal of this program is to provide a link between the lawyer and their most severely mentally ill clients who are housed in county jail. This allows for critical and...

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Rhode Island Defender Advocacy Project

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Defender Advocacy Project, through the Rhode Island Public Defender’s Office. The project provides representation to indigent individuals being held on bail or facing imminent incarceration. The program serves individuals facing incarceration for...

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Pennsylvania Public Defender Training

Program Description The Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania uses Byrne JAG funds to enhance defense capabilities by hosting large training programs that provide intensive training on Trial Advocacy Skills; Litigation Skills for New Public Defenders and a Capital Case Program and are...

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Ohio Public Defender Personnel Support

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support an alternative sentencing social worker position in the Athens branch of the state public defender’s office. The social worker works with individuals awaiting adjudication and individuals currently on community supervision. Funds support mental health...

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Michigan State Appellate Investigation Project

Program Description Formerly supported by Byrne JAG funds, the Michigan State Appellate Defender's Office Investigation Project is now supported by state funds. The Appellate Investigation Project provides training and investigation services to appellate-assigned counsel, who challenge unsound...

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Illinois Rural Defense Services Program

Program Description Byrne JAG funds support the Rural Defense Services Program, which provides public defenders in counties of less than 200,000 residents resources to hire investigators, medical consultants, psychiatrists, and other experts to assist in the defense of indigent clients. Agency...

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Arizona Forensics Projects

Program Descriptions In Arizona, Byrne JAG funds helped support forensic projects, which analyzed 15,850 samples, providing court testimony 167 times and adjudication project efforts resulted in 2,940 probationers served, including 1,960 that received drug treatment, and provided legal services...