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NCJ Number: NCJ 188464     Find in a Library
Title: State Funded Indigent Defense Services, 1999
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Carol J. DeFrances
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2001
Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents findings from data collected as part of the 1999 National Survey of Indigent Defense systems in the 21 States where the State government provides virtually all of the funding for indigent defense services.
Abstract: The report examines the type of defender programs used in the 21 States and how the programs are organized. State operating expenditures for criminal indigent services are presented in the aggregate and by program type. Staffing and caseload data also are presented for public defender, assigned counsel, and contract attorneys programs. Highlights include the following: the 21 States, accounting for 27 percent of the U.S. population, spent $662 million on indigent criminal defense services in 1999, more than double the total amount in 1982 in constant dollars. In 1999 State governments provided 90 percent or more of the funding for indigent criminal defense services in 21 States, an increase of 4 States since 1982.
Main Term(s): Court statistics
Index Term(s): Indigents ; Court appointed counsel ; Defender systems ; Legal aid services ; State courts ; Public defenders ; Felony courts ; Misdemeanor courts ; State court funding
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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