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Justice For All: Sixth Amendment TTA

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,500,000)

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) FY19 Justice For All Reauthorization Act (JFARA) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) program includes funding to provide support for state and local governments to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The recipient of this award will work together with existing Sixth Amendment TTA partners to manage and expand a robust TTA strategy for state and local governments and their agents responsible for ensuring protection of Constitutional rights under the Sixth Amendment, with a particular focus on rural and small jurisdictions. Building on work being done by existing partners, the recipient will provide TTA to additional jurisdictions, and will take over coordination and management of Sixth Amendment TTA activities in year two of the project. In year two, the provider will also take over the management of assessments, evaluations, and action research partnerships with state and local governments in order to support an objective assessment of existing right-to-counsel services under Sixth Amendment case law. Finally, the provider will support and then take over management of a website providing resources and online tools for criminal justice professionals dealing with right-to-counsel issues; and provide targeted technical assistance related to other Sixth Amendment issues. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 27, 2019