ERIC Number: ED103593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
The Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia: Volume I: Policies and Procedures.
National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
The Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia has been designated by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration as an "Exemplary Project" which other communities may consider for replication in establishing legal services for the poor. The guide to the operations of the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia outlines a number of important policies and standards which have contributed to the provision of effective legal counsel to the indigent, and is used (in conjunction with a training manual) in a comprehensive six-week training course which ensures development of effective trial skills and adherence to overall program goals and standards. The first chapter of the guide summarizes the general organization and some of the specific strengths of the D. C. program. Subsequent chapters present a descriptive narrative of the services and procedures of each of the components of the D. C. service: legal and investigative services; rehabilitative planning services; training and management systems; post-conviction services; and program evaluation and costs. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Note: For Volume II, Training Materials, see CE 003 360