Urges Establishment of a Center for Indigent Defense Services
RESOLVED, That the _ urges Congress to establish
an independent federally funded Center for Indigent Defense Services for the
purpose of assisting state, local, tribal and territorial governments in carrying out their Constitutional obligation to provide effective assistance of counsel for the defense of the indigent accused in criminal, juvenile, and civil commitment proceedings, and to appropriate sufficient funds for the Center to successfully carry out its mission.
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