This page is dedicated to the history and growth of the Office of the Juvenile Defender. Take a moment to read over how OJD and the Juvenile Justice System has grown since our inception.
A Look Back, A Vision For the Future– The Office compiled its strategic report in 2013 looking at the progress of Juvenile Defense in North Carolina and the work left to be accomplished. This is a brief summary of the findings of the report.
Strategic Report– The full report is included in this link, for a more thorough description of the process and the results of the project.
ABA North Carolina Assessment– This is the assessment conducted by the American Bar Association (ABA) that established the need for and led to the creation of the Office of the Juvenile Defender.
Report of the Juvenile Committee of the IDS Commission 2004– This is the report in which the Juvenile Committee makes the recommendation for the creation of the Office of the Juvenile Defender.