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NCJ Number: 77706 Find in a Library
Title: Santa Clara (CA) County Public Defender - Annual Report, 1978-1979
Corporate Author: Santa Clara Cty Office of the Public Defender
Cty Government Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Santa Clara Cty Office of the Public Defender
San Jose, CA 95110
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document reports the year's activities of the public defender's office in Santa Clara County, Calif., in terms of the general workload, activities of the investigation and administrative services divisions, special problems and achievements, and new programs and projects.
Abstract: Workload activity is presented through case category comparisons and numbers of trials, hearings, and motions. Examples of special problems include effects of Proposition 13, the death penalty and complex cases, consolidation of county municipal courts, and conflict cases and the aid to indigent defendants plan. Dispositional 'success' rates in trials, settlements, and appeals are listed. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) demonstration positions, improved attorney and investigator evaluation forms, and State and national activities, as well as a special case against CBS' 60 minutes are described. Appendixes contain staffing charts, lists, rosters, case costs, a caseload 5-year overview, and other tabular material.
Index Term(s): California; Costs; Organization studies; Public defenders; Statistics
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