About the NFCJ

The NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice is the foundation of the defense bar.

The NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice (NFCJ) preserves and promotes the core values of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American criminal justice system. Ongoing and recent projects supported by the NFCJ include unprecedented studies of the federal public defense system, barriers to disclosure of exculpatory information, and obstacles to restoration of rights and status after conviction; efforts to identify concrete and easily-achieved solutions to racial disparities in the criminal justice system; free training programs for lawyers on a variety of topics including representing juveniles accused of wrongdoing and individuals facing immigration-related collateral consequences of conviction; and efforts to improve public defense in federal and state courts.

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