Early Representation by Defense Counsel Field Test Evaluation - The Shelby County Experience - A Case Study (NCJ 102913)

This case study describes Shelby County, Tennessee's successful development and implementation of the Early Representation by Defense Counsel field test in which felony defendants were screened soon after arrest for program eligibility, randomly assigned into test and control groups, and test defendants were represented by attorneys as soon as possible.
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Ernest J. Fazio Jr., Sandra Wexler, M.A., Thomas Foster, Michael J. Lowy, David Sheppard and Juliet A. Musso (Urban and Rural Systems Associates)
Updated October 20, 2014