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NCJ Number: 120768 Find in a Library
Title: Indiana Sentencing Resource Center
Corporate Author: Indiana Public Defender Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana Public Defender Council
Indianapolis, IN 46204
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Indiana Sentencing Resource Center provides comprehensive and specific sentencing memoranda at the request of local public defenders and helps Indiana courts punish nonviolent offenders more effectively in the community as an alternative to lengthy imprisonment.
Abstract: The center's staff also provides information to policy makers and practitioners about developments in the area of sentencing and related policy issues. The sentencing memoranda are consistent with the goals of public safety and victim restitution and involve close interaction among law enforcement, probation, victim assistance, mental health, and human service agencies. The center is a service of the Indiana Public Defender Council, a State agency that provides research, training, publications, and technical assistance to Indiana attorneys who defend indigents. Sentence planning for an individual offender usually begins when a public defender refers a potential case to the center, usually before a defendant enters a formal plea. The center reviews the information before deciding whether to accept the case for investigation. It examines the facts and prepares a plan to be submitted by the public defender to the prosecuting attorney and the sentencing judge. Tables, map, and copies of newspaper articles.
Main Term(s): Sentencing recommendations
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Defender systems; Indiana; Technical assistance resources
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