Early Representation by Defense Counsel Field Test - Final Evaluation Report - Executive Summary (NCJ 97596)

This report is an evaluation from an investion of the impact of an early representation program, which provided public defender services to defendants as early in the adjudication process as possible and which enhanced normal service by including early investigation and early plea negotiation on the management of and services delivered by the public defender office, on the attorney-client relationship and on the criminal justice system.
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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