NJDC & Players Coalition team up to protect young people

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NJDC is proud to partner with the Players Coalition to eliminate barriers to that prevent young people from accessing their constitutional right to counsel.

Devin McCourty – Support Youth Access to Counsel – NJDC

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New England Patriot Devin McCourty and Players Coalition team up with the National Juvenile Defender Center to raise awareness that far too many young people in juvenile court don’t ever get lawyers.

Anquan Boldin – The Cost of Justice for Youth

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“What we know is that when access to justice depends on a child’s ability to pay for their own defense, the disparities of class, race, and ethnicity are magnified.”

NJDC’s Remarks at Players Coalition Press Conference

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On January 30th, 2019, the Players Coalition Charitable Foundation unveiled its 2019 plan to impact racial and social inequality and also announced its 2018-19 support of six national non-profit organizations at a press conference. Players Coalition Co-Founders Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins presented the Coalition’s direction for the next year. At the press conference, NJDC…

#GivingTuesday: Kristina Kersey on helping to Defend Children

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Kristina Kersey, Assistant Deputy at the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender discusses the importance of juvenile defense training and NJDC

Randy Hertz on Defending Children

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Investing in young people by becoming a lawyer. “I had seen the kind of treatment that children received when they went to juvenile court… and I decided that I wanted to try and help people by becoming a public defender.” – NYU School of Law’s Vice Dean and NJDC Board Member, Randy Hertz Reimagine Juvenil…

How NJDC’s Ohio Assessment Inspired A Lawyer to Defend Children

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In a nationwide effort to improve Juvenile defense, we conduct state-specific assessments that provide comprehensive examinations of the systemic and institutional barriers that prevent #YoungPeople from receiving high-quality legal representation. Working to make sure that all children are afforded full protection of their constitutional, civil, and human rights.