Reports & Studies

Indigent Defense / Public Defender Systems

REPORTS & STUDIES


Expenditures & Revenues

Expenditures

  State and County Expenditures for Indigent Defense Services in Fiscal Year 2008 ( PDF Report)

  State and County Expenditures for Indigent Defense Services in Fiscal Year 2005 (PDF) ( Report ) ( Table ) - ABA Bar Information Program (December 2006)

   State and County Expenditures for Indigent Defense (PDF) in the U.S. in FY 2002 - ABA Bar Information Program (September, 2003)

  Comparative Analysis of Indigent Defense Expenditures and Caseloads in States with Mixed State and County Funding (PDF) - ABA Bar Information Program for Georgia Indigent Defense Council (February 1998)

   Additional Revenue Sources for Indigent Defense Programs (PDF) - ABA Bar Information Program (1994)

Charging Clients Fees

   ABA Guidelines on Contribution Fees for Costs of Counsel in Criminal Cases (2004)

  Public Defender Application Fees: 2001 Update ( Narrative Report ) ( Table ) - ABA Bar Information Program (May 2001)


Salaries & Compensation Rates

Public Defender Salaries:

   Comprehensive Central Administrative Salary Information of State - Funded Indigent Defense Systems - ABA Bar Information Program for West Virginia Public Defender Services (February 2001)

Compensation of Appointed Counsel

Contracting with Private Counsel

Client Eligibility

   Determination of Eligibility for Public Defense (PDF) - ABA Bar Information Program for Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense (May 2002)

Training of Counsel

   Training Requirements for Indigent Defense Attorneys (PDF) - ABA Bar Information Program for Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense (June 2002)

Timing of Appointment of Counsel

   Time of Entry of Counsel in Indigent Defense Cases (PDF) - ABA Bar Information Program for Texas Task Force on Indigent Defense (June 2002)

Appellate Defenders

   Appellate Defender Survey (PDF): Programs and Timing Requirements for Filing Appeals (April, 2005)

State and Local Indigent Defense Studies & Reports

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

GEORGIA

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

NORTH DAKOTA

OKLAHOMA

PENNSYLVANIA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

WYOMING

ABA Gideon Initiative Catalyst Grants Projects

Through the ABA Gideon Initiative Catalyst Grants, SCLAID provided funding for the projects seeking to foster systemic improvements in indigent defense by involving community-based organizations and other non-traditional groups:

Louisiana Indigent Defense Initiative

   The Children Left Behind: Annual Update 2002 (PDF) - Report by Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (June 2002)

   Defending the Indigent in Southwest Louisiana (PDF) - Report on Calcasieu Parish Indigent Defense System by Michael M. Kurth., PhD and Darryl V. Burckel, DBA & CPA (July 2003)

Improving Public Defense Services in Michigan Project

   Model Plan for Public Defense Services in Michigan (PDF) - Report by Task Force for Improving Public Defense Services in Michigan (2002)

Mississippi Gideon Enforcement Project

   Assembly Line Justice: Mississippi's Indigent Defense Crisis (PDF) - Report by NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. (February 2003)

Gideon Reports

   Gideon's Broken Promise: America's Continuing Quest for Equal Justice - A Report on the American Bar Association's Hearings on the Right to Counsel in Criminal Proceedings (2003) Executive Summary (PDF)

  1982 - Gideon Undone: The Crisis in Indigent Defense Funding (PDF) (1982) - Report of ABA hearing held 20 years after Gideon v. Wainwright

Other Reports

Using Data to Sustain and Improve Public Defense Programs

Data are important for all types of indigent defense programs – including assigned counsel and contract programs - in advocating for themselves and their clients, but this paper addresses the critical importance of good data to public defender organizations in particular. It will explain why data are so important, first, internally, in monitoring and allocating workload amongst staff, and second, externally, through persuasive budget preparation, analysis of case trends, in support of systemic litigation, and to be able to justify temporary declination of additional cases.
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Updated: 12/03/2012

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