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The New NACDL Resource Center

We are excited to announce the release of the updated and reorganized NACDL Resource Center, featuring case-based tools, forensics resources, an expert database, and more. It is organized both topically and by type of resource, making it easily searchable and extremely user-friendly.


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NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.

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Impact Statement

NACDL is committed to achieving a more equitable justice system through reform, limiting disparities in legal representation, and empowering criminal defense lawyers in the pursuit of justice.

  • 6,095

    Law professionals received training from NACDL in 2019.

  • 50 +

    Amicus briefs filed by NACDL nationwide in 2019.

  • 13,665

    Years reduced from federal sentences through efforts of CP2014 volunteers.

  • 102

    Hours of legal training through no-cost Public Defender seminars.

NACDL Foundation

NACDL’s Foundation for Criminal Justice (NFCJ) is on the frontline of criminal justice reform. The NFCJ supports comprehensive studies on issues within public defense, efforts towards solving disparities across the criminal justice system, and provides access to resources for defense lawyers.