Right to Counsel National Consortium Second Annual Meeting Video Clips
On October 25, 2016, The Right to Counsel (R2C) National Consortium, coordinated by the Justice Programs Office, a center at American University's School of Public Affairs, held its second annual meeting in the Great Hall of the U.S. Department of Justice. The meeting brought together a group of criminal justice stakeholders, policymakers and advocates to show their continued commitment to protecting citizens' Sixth Amendment right to effective counsel.
On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center Podcast Releases First Episode
The National Drug Court Resource Center has released its first episode in a series, called
On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center. The series explores problem-solving courts that address substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders within the criminal justice system. These voluntary programs serve as a form of deferred adjudication that focuses on rehabilitation and treatment, rather than incarceration. The host and producer of this podcast is Anna Koozmin, Program Associate at the Justice Programs Office at American University. To listen and download episodes of this podcast, follow this
link to the Apple Podcast Store or click
here to visit the NDCRC website.
60 Minutes' "Defenseless": How the System Has Become Public Defenders' Worst Nightmare
A conversation with Justice Programs Office's Senior Policy Counsel, Zoë Root, regarding the lack of resources allocated for public defenders to adequately represent their clients.
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National Public Opinion Survey Conducted for The Right to Counsel National Campaign
The R2C researchers and their colleagues from Belden Russonello Strategists, a consulting group that conducts survey and focus group research, interviewed 1,500 respondents across the United States via focus groups and opinion polls from April through October 2016. Questions gauged the public's initial understanding of the right to counsel and public defense, and researchers also tested and determined the most effective educational tools that can be used to expand awareness and correct misconceptions.
The Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs, at American University is pleased to present the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results. This survey was conducted under the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Adult Drug Court Technical Assistance Project. To learn more about the survey results, and for information on and additional resources for Veterans Treatment Courts, please visit the Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results webpage.
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