NAPD's current membership is approximately 16,000 members. The vast majority of NAPD members are public defense professionals across all professions essential to public defense delivery, including lawyers, investigators, social workers, paralegals, IT staff, communications professionals, researchers and administrative support. Our 16,000 members come from 80 organizations in 36 states, including the statewide public defender systems of Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachussetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
There are another 700 individual members, representing more than 300 additional jurisdictions from all 50 states and the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. NAPD membership includes advocates from both state-level and federal defender offices. NAPD also supports a growing number of student members.
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