Advancing Youth Justice: An Assessment of Access to and Quality of Juvenile Defense Counsel in Oregon (2020)

The purpose of a state assessment is to provide policymakers, legislators, defense leadership, and other stakeholders with a thorough understanding of children’s access to counsel in the state, to identify structural and systemic barriers that impede effective representation of children, to analyze how fee and cost structures inhibit young people’s access to justice, to highlight best practices where found, and to make recommendations that will serve as a guide for improving juvenile defender services for children in the state.

File Type: pdf
Categories: Assessment, Gault Center Publications, Resource Library
Tags: Access to Counsel, Quality of Representation, Youth Defense Systems