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Publication Indigent Defense Services in Large Counties, 1999

Carol J. DeFrances, Ph.D., Marika F.X. Litras, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

November 29, 2000    NCJ 184932

This report details the methods by which criminal indigent defense is delivered in the Nation's 100 most populous counties. It compares the operating expenditures, staffing and caseload of public defender, assigned counsel, and contract services used in these counties. The criminal indigent defense programs examined in the report primarily handled felony criminal cases at the trial level.

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National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems, 1999-2000

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