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BJA - The Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment
BJA - The Protection of Constitutional Rights Under the Sixth Amendment

TTA Sites

Strategic Planning Sites

Philadelphia, PA – Defender Association

  • Focus: A shift from horizontal to vertical representation.

Pima Country, AZ – Public Defender Services

  • Focus: On representation at initial appearance and equity between defenders and prosecutors.

Territory of Guam – Public Defender Services Corporation

  • Focus: Prioritize improvements based on best practices and national standards. Building on an existing strategic plan.

Las Vegas, NV – Justice Courts

  • Focus: Launching and implementing an initial appearance court.

Michigan State – State Appellate Defender Office

  • Focus: Assessment of practices and performance.

Utah State – Indigent Defense Commission

  • Focus: Expanding the scope and mission of the Commission.

Georgia State – Public Defender Council

  • Focus: Expanding social workers as part of the defense team to all areas of the state (especially rural jurisdictions).

Oregon State – Office of Public Defender Services

South Carolina State – Judicial Department

  • Focus: Right to Counsel at Summary Courts.

Texas State – Indigent Defense Commission

  • Focus: Prioritizing action items related to TIDC's three areas of responsibility.

Assessment Sites

  • Pottery County, TX
  • Illinois State