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NCJ Number: 39710 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: GEORGIA - A REPORT AND EVALUATION ON PUBLIC DEFENDER PROGRAMS - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): J YOUNG; J DELGADO; L MCGOUGH
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
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: A 1975 ANALYSIS OF EIGHT GEORGIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SYSTEMS ESTABLISHED AS A RESULT OF SUPREME COURT LAW REQUIRING INDIGENT DEFENSE SERVICES.
Abstract: THIS REPORT COVERS THE FOLLOWING OFFICES: THE CONSOLIDATED GOVERNMENT OF COLUMBUS PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE, ATLANTIC JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DEFENDER OFFICE, HOUSTON JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HOUSTON COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE, BRUNSWICK JUDICIAL CIRCUIT GLYNN COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE, CONSAUGA CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE, OGEECHEE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE, NORTHERN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE. EACH IS ANALYZED BY OFFICE ORGANIZATION, STAFF, CLIENT ELIGIBILITY AND CASELOAD, CASE ENTRY, OFFICE INDEPENDENCE, AND LOCAL EVALUATIONS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER FROM THE JUDICIARY, LIGHTER CASELOADS, MORE SUPPORTING SERVICES, DEFENDER SALARIES COMPARABLE TO THOSE OF PROSECUTORS, APPOINTMENTS OF DEFENDERS AT AN EARLY STAGE IN THE TRIAL PROCESS, STANDARD DETERMINATION OF INDIGENT ELIGIBILITY, AND MORE EFFICIENT RECORD KEEPING. APPENDIXES INCLUDE INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED AND A MODEL ATTORNEY MONTHLY RECORD. GEOGRAPHIC MAPS OF THE JURISDICTION OF EACH CIRCUIT ARE INCLUDED....TWH
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Georgia (USA); Indigents; Public defenders; Technical assistance reports
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