Other Reports

The Louisiana Public Defender Board is committed to promoting evidence-based best practices from around the nation in criminal justice policy conversations in Louisiana. Below is a diverse sample of recent reports that are available in the field:

Diverting and Reclassifying Misdemeanors Could Save $1 Billion per Year: Reducing the Need For and Cost of Appointed Counsel
A report by Robert C. Boruchowitz (for the American Constitution Society), published December 2010.

Justice Denied: America's Continuing Neglect of Our Constitutional Right to Counsel
A report of the Constitution Project and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, published 2009.

Language Access in State Courts
A report of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, published 2009.

Minor Crimes, Massive Waste: The Terrible Toll of America's Broken Misdemeanor Courts
A report of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, published 2009.

No Exit: The Expanding Use of Life Sentences in America
A report of The Sentencing Project, published 2009.

America's Problem Solving Courts: The Criminal Costs of Treatment and the Case for Reform
A report of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, published 2009.

Eligible for Justice: Guidelines for Appointing Defense Counsel
A report of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, published 2008.

One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008
A report of the Pew Charitable Trusts, published 2008.

A Study of Wrongful Conviction in the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office under Harry Connick
A report of the Innocence Project New Orleans, published 2009.

Moving Toward a More Integrative Approach to Justice Reform
A report by Catherine V. Beane, Beane Consulting for the Open Society Institute, published 2008.

Unequal Under the Law: Racial Profiling in Louisiana
A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, published 2007.

The Impact of the Community Court Model on Defendant Perceptions of Fairness: A Case Study at the Red Hook Community Justice Center
A report of the Center for Court Innovation, published 2006.

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