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Title: LAKE COUNTY (IN) - REVIEW OF THE STRUCTURE, SCOPE AND ADEQUACY OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): J L ALLISON; J D HENNINGS; S SINGER
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-043-72
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT ON TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RENDERED TO THE LAKE COUNTY (IN) PAUPER ATTORNEY TO EVALUATE THE EXTENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE COUNTY AND TO RECOMMEND IMPROVEMENTS.
Abstract: THE CONSULTANTS CONDUCTED AN ON-SITE VISIT FROM SEPTEMBER 9-14, 1974. DURING THAT TIME, THEY OBSERVED COURT PROCEEDINGS; EXAMINED DOCKETS AND OTHER COURT RECORDS: AND INTERVIEWED LAWYERS, JUDGES, COURT OFFICIALS, AND OTHERS KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE LAKE COUNTY INDIGENT DEFENSE SYSTEM. RECOMMENDATIONS, PARTIALLY BASED ON ABA (AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION) AND NLADA (NATIONAL LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION) STANDARDS, WERE SET FORTH. THESE INCLUDED GRANTING THE PUBLIC DEFENDER AUTONOMOUS STATUS, UNIFYING AND EXPANDING PUBLIC DEFENSE SERVICES, IMPLEMENTING AN EFFECTIVE BAIL SYSTEM, AND THAT STAFF POSITIONS BE MADE FULL-TIME AND FAIR-PAYING JOBS....EB
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Evaluation; Indiana; Public defenders; Technical assistance reports
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