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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 231175     Find in a Library
Title: County-Based and Local Public Defender Offices, 2007
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Author(s): Donald J Farole, Jr., Ph.D. ; Lynn Langton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2010
Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report examines the provision of public defender services in the 27 States and the District of Columbia in which indigent defense services were funded and administered by counties or local jurisdictions in 2007.
Abstract: The report presents an overview of county-based public defender offices in the context of public defender offices nationwide. It provides data on staffing, expenditures, attorney training, program standards and guidelines, and caseload data, including the number and types of cases received by county-based public defender offices and the number of attorneys needed to meet professional caseload guidelines. The report examines similarities and differences in the characteristics of public defender offices based on case volume, as measured by the number of cases received per office in 2007. Highlights include the following: 1) county-based public defender offices received more than 4 million cases and spent nearly $1.5 billion in operating expenditures in 2007; 2) about three-quarters (73 percent) of county-based public defender offices exceeded the maximum recommended limit of cases received per attorney in 2007; and 3) county-based offices employed a median of 7 litigating public defenders. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Defense services ; Indigents ; Caseloads ; Public defenders ; Comparative analysis ; Funding sources ; County ; Municipal/City ; Indigent Defense
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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