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Title: KENTUCKY - STUDY AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STATEWIDE PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): R R ROGERS; S SINGER
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 65
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
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT DESCRIBING INADEQUACIES OF THE KENTUCKY PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A REPLACEMENT SYSTEM BY THE NATIONAL LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TEAM, DATED FEBRUARY 5, 1973.
Abstract: THE KENTUCKY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS ANALYZED WITH EMPHASIS ON THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE STATE PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM SUCH AS INADEQUATE FUNDING, IMPROPER REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENTS, AND INEFFICIENT ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE GUARANTEED SERVICE TO ALL AREAS OF KENTUCKY, FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEYS WITH SALARY AND PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, REGIONAL OFFICES TO SUPERVISE DISTRICT DEFENDERS, ADEQUATE REPRESENTATION OF PRISON INMATES, AND AMENDMENT TO THE STATE DEFENDER LEGISLATION TO ELIMINATE LOCAL CONTROL OF THE DISTRICT DEFENDERS. APPENDICES INCLUDE A HOUSE BILL PROVIDING FOR A STATEWIDE PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEM, A MAP OF KENTUCKY JUDICIAL DISTRICTS, AND RESUMES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TEAM MEMBERS....TWH
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Kentucky; Public defenders; Technical assistance reports
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