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Public Defense in the News

Right to Counsel National Consortium Holds Second Annual Meeting

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.

To read the meeting report, click here.

Video Highlights of the Day's Meeting:

Check out the video of highlights here.
Other clips from the day include Representative Christy Perry, Judge Bernice Donald, Michael Barrett, and Former US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

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. Read here >> 

R2C Highlight Video

Check out the highlight video from our R2C National Consortium Inaugural Meeting below. Learn more about the R2C project.

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