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NACDL and Affiliates Letter to Chief Justice Roberts on the Impact of Funding Cuts (August 2013)
I write to you … on behalf of NACDL and the undersigned [leaders] of 26 affiliate associations from 25 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Our members include thousands of attorneys who … believe that access to qualified and properly-resourced counsel is essential to safeguard the rights of the indigent accused. We write to convey our profound concern about the impact of funding cuts on federal indigent defense services, specifically their impact on the thousands of accused persons who depend upon appointed counsel to secure their Sixth Amendment rights.
Letter to the Judicial Conference Committee to Review the Criminal Justice Act Program (June 2016)
On behalf of NACDL and its Federal Indigent Task Force, I write to express appreciation to you and the entire Ad Hoc Committee for the opportunity to appear before you at the hearing in Santa Fe and to provide this supplemental submission. … A fundamental recommendation in NACDL’s report on federal public defense was a call for a comprehensive review of the CJA program. The Ad Hoc Committee has conducted such a review, and NACDL commends the Committee for its impressive efforts in soliciting broad input and for the transparency of the hearings and process.
Ep.31 - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
On July 17, 2013, The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, NACDL, the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association released Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, a critically important and inclusive examination of the profound racial and ethnic disparities in America’s criminal justice system, and concrete ways to overcome them.