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         Applications Open for Expert & Investigator Funding

The Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center is pleased to announce the launch of the JDRC Trial Attorney Assistance Program. Funding is available to pay for a variety of experts and investigators in cases involving indigent youth facing charges in delinquency or criminal court. Eligible applicants are public defenders, assistant public defenders, court appointed attorneys, and pro bono counsel. Funding is limited and must be used for services rendered on or before June 30, 2020, so apply early!

Criteria for the JDRC Trial Attorney Assistance Fund, Fiscal Year 2020

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