NACDL News: Sixth Amendment Center Releases Study of Public Defense in Indiana; Report Commissioned

On Oct. 24, 2016, the Sixth Amendment Center released an important new study – The Right to Counsel in Indiana: Evaluation of Trial-Level Indigent Defense Services. As part of its public defense reform program, NACDL commissioned the Sixth Amendment Center to conduct an independent study of the state of public defense in Indiana and to produce this report. The report and recommendations were prepared primarily to aid in the work of the Indiana Indigent Defense Study Advisory Committee (IDSAC), which is composed of representatives from the Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Legislature, State Bar Association, Public Defender Commission, Public Defender Council, Prosecuting Attorneys Council, Judges Association, and the Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.