The Utah Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) protects constitutionally guaranteed liberties through ongoing support for effective indigent defense services throughout the state. The publications below discuss indigent defense issues both locally and nationally.

“…And Justice for All Kids A Child’s Right to ‘the Guiding Hand of Counsel’ and the State of Defense Representation for Children in Utah’s Juvenile Courts”

A joint report by Voices for Utah Children and the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, January 2019

“With cases increasing year after year, Utah County’s public defenders are ‘at full capacity,’ association director says” by Connor Richards

Daily Herald, Dec. 2, 2019

Letter: Serve Justice by ABA President Judy Perry Martinez in response to the Kansas City Star’s series on serious flaws in the Missouri public defense system

The Kansas City Star, Dec. 1, 2019

Notable Recent Publications by the Indigent Defense Research Association (IDRA)

Features the latest empirical research and data related to indigent defense.