A Day in the Life of a Juvenile Public Defender
Date:  12-18-2013

Limited resources, grueling hours , and (mostly) grateful clients greet public defenders in the juvenile justice system each day
Last week Reentry Central brought our readers a report by The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) and the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) on systematic issues that plague juvenile indigent defense. Now the JJIE offers an insider’s look into the grueling day of juvenile public defender, Dominique Pinkney ,of the Alameda County , California Juvenile Justice Center.

The article not only reminds us of the exhausting work that juvenile public defenders do with limited resources, but also of the need for reform in the juvenile criminal justice system.

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