Founded in 1999, the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) is non-profit organization that supports the criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.
NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.
The mission of the NJDC is to “promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense.” Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in private practice belong to this trusted organization.
Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of juvenile defense lawyers which includes both NJDC members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when they search for a juvenile law attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the NJDC and other professional associations. This includes recognition for NJDC who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the NJDC.
Use this directory to find a juvenile attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.