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State Agencies

Federal Agencies

Legislative Links

Judicial Links

Professional Organizations

Juvenile Specific Resources

        • National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC)
          NJDC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. NJDC provides support to public defenders, appointed counsel, law school clinical programs, and non-profit law centers to ensure quality representation in urban, suburban, rural, and tribal areas. NJDC also offers a wide range of integrated services to juvenile defenders, including training, technical assistance, advocacy, networking, collaboration, capacity building, and coordination.
          Links to many quality publications and resources for juvenile defenders.
        • Transformative Justice Project of Colorado (formerly The Colorado Juvenile Defender Center) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and justice for all children in Colorado.
        • USF School of Law Project to End Juvenile Life Without Parole
          This section provides information on US state laws and laws of other nations, international treaties, United Nations resolutions, as well as access to a brief bank and other legal materials that can assist in juvenile justice advocacy.

Criminal Justice Reform Organizations/Evidence-Based Decision Making

                • The National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction
                  Provides news, commentary, and tools relating to the collateral consequences of criminal convictions and restoration of rights.
                • The Counsel of State Governments Justice Center
                  The Counsel of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and evidence-based, consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The site includes a lot of great material on the EDBM model, prison reform, and generally how the broken system can be improved.
                • Bureau of Justice Assistance
                  The BJA is a component of the Office of Justice Programs.  The site contains articles and research materials on the EBDM model, prison reform, reentry, adjudication, corrections, crime prevention, mental health, and substance abuse.
                • Center for Court Innovation
                  The Center for Court Innovation seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system by designing and implementing operating programs, performing original research, and providing reformers around the world with the tools they need to launch new strategies.
                • National Center for State Courts
                  All of NCSC's services — research, information services, education, consulting — are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision-making.
                  Clink this link for list of resources by topic.
                • Access to Justice Initiative
                  The U.S. Department of Justice established the Access to Justice Initiative (ATJ) in March 2010 to address the access-to-justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice system. ATJ’s mission is to help the justice system efficiently deliver outcomes that are fair and accessible to all, irrespective of wealth and status.
                  Link to Publications.
                • Evidence-Based Practices Implementation for Capacity Resource Center
                  The EPIC project was created by the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCCJJ) in 2009 to implement evidence-based practices into the criminal justice system. The CCCJJ generates recommendations aimed at improving the criminal justice system ineffective and long-lasting ways, which is especially important in a time when resources are limited.
                • Pew Charitable Trusts
                  The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.
                  Use this link to access articles relating to justice, sentencing, and public safety.
                • VERA Institute of Justice
                  The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety.
                  Resource library is searchable by keyword, topic, or project.
                • Equal Justice Initiative
                  The Equal Justice Initiative is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
                  The Resources section has lots of resources about race, poverty, and the death penalty.

Client Resources

    • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
      The Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) is a non-profit organization that serves low-income men, women, and children in immigration proceedings. The site provides self-help resources and a detention hotline for individuals in immigrant detention in Colorado.
    • Remerg
      Remerg is a nonprofit in Denver, Colorado, with a mission to reduce recidivism by providing current re-entry information to people involved in Colorado’s criminal justice systems.


            • ABA National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC)
              The ABA National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction (“NICCC”) is a project of the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section (“CJS”). It is an online database of the collateral consequences of criminal convictions contained in the laws and regulations of the federal, state and territorial jurisdictions of the United States.



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