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Taking Public Defense to the Streets

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Brennan Center for Justice

Author(s): Kirsten D. Levingston

Topic: Justice (Legal procedure)

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

Type: Report

Abstract:

Taking Public Defense to the Streets challenges those who defend indigent clients in criminal cases to embrace a more community-oriented approach to their work. It explains why defenders can and should begin to identify common ground on issues of fairness and justice with the communities from which their clients come and to which they will return.