Courts Data Analysis Interagency Collaboration April 3, 2017

Rethinking Jails, Reframining Public Defense: Making the Case for the System-Wide Benefits of Effective Defenders

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Public defenders play a critical role in preventing unnecessary, unjust and expensive incarceration. The National Legal Aid & Defender Association developed this communications toolkit for defenders in the Safety and Justice Challenge so that they may articulate what effective public defense systems uniquely offer to pretrial reform.