What are the goals of the JDU?

The Juvenile Defender Unit (JDU) strives to provide quality and effective legal representation and to professionally and personally attend to the needs of each young person to prevent recidivism, to help them develop competencies to become productive members of society and to avert them from entering the criminal justice system as adults.

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1. How do I apply for an attorney for a juvenile?
2. Can I apply for a juvenile attorney to attend a district justice’s hearing for a summary citation?
3. How do I get a juvenile attorney if I am a juvenile with charges directly filed in adult court?
4. What does the JDU staff consist of?
5. When does legal representation begin?
6. What does the JDU team do when it receives juvenile charges?
7. What are the goals of the JDU?
8. What is “your guide to juvenile court”?
9. What kind of training does the JDU staff have?
10. Does the JDU staff work with juvenile service providers?
11. How does the JDU staff communicate with system partners?