Kentucky-Advancing Justice: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings (2002)

This reassessment of access to counsel and quality of representation in Kentucky delinquency proceedings is part of a local and national movement to continually review indigent defense delivery systems and evaluate how effectively attorneys in juvenile court are fulfilling constitutional and statutory obligations to their clients. This study is designed to provide broad information about the role of defense counsel, identify structural or systemic barriers to more effective representation, identify and highlight promising practices within the system, and make viable recommendations for ways in which to improve the delivery of defender services for youth in the justice system.

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