“NAPD members were gratified to note the attention that your agency has
recently shown to the levels of resources available to defenders across the nation (your reports numbered NCJ 246683 and NCJ 246684). Our members report to us frequently their dire resource needs, and we regard the careful documentation of those needs to be a crucial first step toward tackling this problem nationwide. We thank you for your attention to this subject, therefore, and we recognize that your studies represent some of the first, serious Federal attention to be given to this issue for many years. We are writing, however, to voice certain concerns our members have raised regarding the accuracy of the information in these reports, and also offer several suggestions they had regarding ways to make the information more reliable and useful in the future.”