Containing the costs of indigent defense programs
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Containing the costs of indigent defense programs eligibility screening and cost recovery procedures by Robert L. Spangenberg

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Development, Testing, and Dissemination in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Legal assistance to the poor -- United States -- Finance,
  • Legal aid -- United States -- Finance

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Statementprincipal author, Robert L. Spangenberg ; contributing authors, Richard J. Wilson, Patricia A. Smith, Beverly N.W. Lee ; prepared for the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice by Abt Associates Inc., under contract #J-LEAA-011-81.
SeriesNational Institute of Justice, Issues and practices, Issues and practices in criminal justice.
ContributionsNational Institute of Justice (U.S.). Office of Development, Testing, and Dissemination., Abt Associates.
LC ClassificationsKF336 .S66 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2494428M
LC Control Number87601468

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  See ROBERT NBERG ET AL., U.S. DEP’T OF JUSTICE, CONTAINING THE COSTS OF INDIGENT DEFENSE PROGRAMS: ELIGIBILITY SCREENING AND COST RECOVERY PROCEDURES 1 (): (“Between and the cost of providing indigent defense services in U.S. state courts more than tripled, rising sharply from . Under the Texas Government Code, the Commission is charged with with improving indigent defense services through the development of policies and standards. In many policy areas related to indigent defense, the Commission has chosen to promulgate model polices, forms, and procedures rather than mandatory standards or rules. A public defender is a lawyer appointed to represent people who otherwise cannot reasonably afford to hire a lawyer.. Brazil is the only country where an office of government-paid lawyers, with the specific purpose of providing legal assistance and representation to the destitute, free of charge, is established in the the United States, a US Supreme Court case . The State Bar of California Guidelines on Indigent Defense Services Delivery Systems () 3 jurisdictions, the court is authorized to appoint private counsel in the first instance or as the first alternative to the Public Defender. There exists the potential for certain distinct advantages in each model of indigent defense delivery Size: KB.