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The Case for Community Defense in New Orleans

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Publication Date: December 2006

Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice

Author(s): Chris Muller

Topic: Justice (Legal procedure)

Keywords: Criminal Justice; Community Oriented Defender Network; Sentencing Reform

Type: Report

Coverage: Louisiana


In this article, Chris Muller examines New Orleans's inadequate system of public defense. He concludes that in order to repair itself, New Orleans must “work from the outset to establish a model community defender office that will address clients’ needs inside and outside the courtroom.”