Innovative Approaches to Juvenile Indigent Defense

  • Patricia Puritz, Wendy Wan Long Shang
  • Published 1998


More than 30 years have passed since In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) established the constitutional right of children to appointed counsel in juvenile delinquency proceedings. In this landmark opinion, which remains the standard for children’s due process rights, Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas announced that “[u]nder our Constitution, the condition of… (More)

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