COD Network Statement Of Principles

The Community Oriented Defender Network is a coalition of public defender programs united by the view that the representation of individuals charged with crimes can be made more effective by a deep engagement of defenders with the communities in which their clients live.

The Community Oriented Defender Network Statement of Principles, developed by the Brennan Center in consultation with members of the Community Oriented Defender (COD) Network advisory group, articulates the common goals of COD members. It is intended for COD Network members to use as a tool to inspire staff, educate the public, and build the capacity of the COD movement to make a difference for clients, families and communities.

The Louisiana Public Defender Board joined the COD Network in January 2009. The Orleans Public Defenders and the Calcasieu Public DefenderĚs Office are also members.

The Community Oriented Defender Network is supported by the Brennan Institute of Justice at New York University School of Law.

The Community Oriented Defender Network Statement of Principles is available HERE

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2015 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy
Summer 2015



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and Georgetown Law are excited to announce a Call for Applications to the 2015 Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP) Summer Academy. The JTIP Summer Academy is an annual one-week intensive and interactive juvenile defender training program intended for both new and experienced front-line defenders. A fillable PDF application with more details is attached.

Participants must cover their own airfare, accommodations, travel expenses, and a $200 tuition (which covers breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day; CLE application fees; and materials).

APPLICATION AND DEADLINE
• Applications are to be submitted via email using the attached fillable PDF sent to Lauren Dollar at lid3@law.georgetown.edu.
• The deadline for application submission is January 14th, 2015, 11:59 PM EST. Late applications will not be considered.

SELECTION CRITERIA
• Years and scope of experience in defense practice
• Years and scope of experience in juvenile defense practice
• Current juvenile caseload
• Geographic location
• Public defenders and private practitioners
• Diversity

CALENDAR OF ACTIONS
Application Deadline → January 14th, 2015, 11:59 PM EST
Application Selections Announced → February 18, 2015
Deadline for Registration of selected participants → April 1, 2015
Arrival of Attendees → June 14, 2015, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Must be a front-line defender to apply.