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
- Focus: Data needs at the county and state levels to implement to the recommendations of the report issued by the Sixth Amendment Center.
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.
- Pottery County, TX
- Illinois State