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Assessment of the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs

“This Report is the result of a request by the Director of the Texas Office of Capital and ForensicWrits (OCFW) to the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) to conduct an assessmentof the internal and external work of the Texas […]

Assessment of the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Public Defender Division

“In 2019, TIDC and the Director of TRLA PD asked the National Association for Public Defense‚ÄôsSystems Builders Committee to assess the progress of this relatively new effort by TRLA. Twoconsultants from that committee completed that assessment over 2020, identifying strengthsand […]

Assistant Federal Public Defender

The assistant federal public defender will primarily appear in the district court and will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. The position requires travel for investigation, litigation, […]

Harris County Misdemeanor Assessment Report

“The National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) was retained by Harris County to 1) evaluate its current misdemeanor indigent defense systems in Harris County, and 2) determine the need for essential support staff and holistic services to promote zealous and […]

Letter to Harris County, TX, County Attorney

Letter relating to the proposed termination of a chief public defender. “NAPD is vitally committed to ensuring that governmental authorities do not encroach on or compromise the independence of the public defense function. It is because of this commitment that […]

Mitigation Specialist/Investigator

The Office of Capital & Forensic Writs (OCFW) is a small, close-knit public defender office in Austin, Texas. We proudly provide zealous, client-centered post-conviction representation to persons in Texas facing the death penalty and those serving prison sentences for convictions […]

Report on the Texas Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases

“This report is the result of a request by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) as well as theRegional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases (RPDO).” Recommendations: