Assessments & Reports

NAPD has published the following Assessments and Reports:

On-Site Technical Assistance Report for the Regional Public Defender serving Texas
RPDO: Making a Difference in Texas (January 2017)


On-Site Technical Assistance Report for the 16th JDC, Louisiana
Technical Assistance Report on the 16th JDC, Louisiana (report released July 15, 2016)

NAPD and National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) Juvenile Defense Self-Assessment Tool 
NAPD-NJDC Juvenile Defense Self-Assessment Tool (released February 6, 2016) 
 


NAPD News

On December 28, 2016, NAPD published its Open Letter to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro for his prosecution of Orleans Public Defender investigator Taryn Blume. A bedrock principle of our criminal justice system is that every citizen accused by the government of a crime starts with the benefit of the doubt – with a presumption that they are in fact innocent.  That right becomes meaningless if we do not uphold the equally important right of every citizen-accused defense team who fights for her cause; who digs for evidence of her innocence; who exposes the government when it hides that evidence.  The legitimacy of our criminal justice system depends upon defense lawyers and defense investigators doing their jobs, and doing them well, without fear of reprisal from a prosecutor acting more like a bully than the champion of truth and justice he is supposed to be.

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Last Chance to Register! The NAPD Executive Leadership Institute (ELI-2017) is almost full will will be held from 3:00 pm on April 2 through 11:45 am on April 5, 2017 at the Department of Public Advocacy training facility in Frankfort, KY. You can see more information and registration details HERE