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

April 3, 2017
Rethinking Jails, Reframining Public Defense: Making the Case for the System-Wide Benefits of Effective Defenders
Author: National Legal Aid & Defender Association
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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.