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Smart Defense Initiative Sites include:

Alameda County | Contra Costa | Kentucky | New York City | Texas | Wisconsin

 

http://smartdefenseinitiative.org/resources/

Ten Principles of a Public Defense Delivery System (ABA)
Practical guide for governmental officials, policymakers, and others.
12-page PDF. Approved February 2002
http://smartdefenseinitiative.org/resource/ten-principles-public-defense-delivery-system-aba/ 

The Ten Principles: A Resource Guide for Defenders (NLADA)
Guide to information, tools, training, and technical assistance available to help the public defense community.
10-page PDF. Revised December 2015.
http://smartdefenseinitiative.org/resource/ten-principles-resource-guide-defenders-nlada/

Indigent Defense Attorney Mentoring in Texas: A Guide to Establishing a Mentorship Program (NLADA)
Describes mentoring programs currently available in Texas counties. Includes materials that can be used to develop a local mentoring curriculum. 56-page PDF. Published December 2015.
http://www.tidc.texas.gov/resources/publications/reports/special-reports/indigent-defense-attorney-mentoring-in-texas

Basic Data Every Defender Program Needs to Track: A Toolkit for Defender Leaders (NLADA)
Answers basic questions for defender leaders on the why, what, and how of information collection. Also suggests how to use the information collected. 28-page PDF. Published July 2014.
http://smartdefenseinitiative.org/resource/basic-data-every-defender-program-needs-track-toolkit-nlada/

There is no available funding at this time. In FY2017 BJA released the Sixth Amendment Training and Technical Assistance Program. More information on that solicitation can be found at https://www.bja.gov/6thAmendment

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National Legal Aid and Defense Association is the TTA partner for Smart Defense. http://www.nlada100years.org/

Priya Sarathy Jones
Policy Advisor
202-307-0648
E-mail: Priya.Sarathy-Jones@usdoj.gov

 

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