The mission of the Defender Services program is to ensure that the right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) (CJA)
, and other congressional mandates is enforced on behalf of those who cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense services. By fulfilling its mission, the Defender Services program helps to:
The guidance contained in this volume applies to the providers of services under the CJA, federal courts, judiciary personnel, and all others responsible for the operation of any aspect of the Defender Services program.
The CJA forms
are posted on the public judiciary website.
For inquiries about the policies contained in Volume 7A of the Guide
, contact the AO Defender Services Office, Legal and Policy Division Duty Day Attorney at 202-502-3030 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org