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National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems, 1999-2000

Data Collection Status
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
George Ebo Browne, PhD, BJS Statistician
Suzanne Strong, PhD, BJS Statistician
Collection Period



Conducted during 1999-2000, this survey represented the first systematic study of indigent criminal defense services by BJS since the 1980s. The study collected indigent criminal defense data at the trial level for (1) the 100 most populous counties in the United States, (2) 197 counties outside of the 100 most populous counties, and (3) states that entirely funded criminal indigent defense services. Information obtained includes the number of program staff, program expenditures, and types of cases received by indigent criminal defense programs.

Date Created: May 26, 2009