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Label
Records, 1972-2003
Title
Records
Inclusive dates
1972-2003
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains memos, correspondence, financial records, complaints, minutes, annual reports, newsletters, and other sundry items belonging to the Executive Director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. The director maintained various files related to public defender offices, studies, budget, commission meetings, etc
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. (Search Virginia Indigent Defense Commission as author).
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • The Virginia Public Defender Commission was created on 10 April 1972 according to Chapter 2.1 of the Acts of Assembly. In 1972, the Commission consisted of five members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in consultation with the Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committees of the Senate & House of Delegates. Following a successful pilot project, three offices were authorized in Augusta County, Virginia Beach, and the City of Roanoke in 1976. Offices were later added throughout the Commonwealth. The Commission establishes standards for the qualification of counsel appointed in capital cases and maintains lists of counsel for use by the circuit courts.
  • In 2004, the General Assembly created the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission to replace the Virginia Public Defender Commission. The mission of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission is to enhance the quality of justice throughout Virginia by protecting the rights of the criminally accused through high quality, compassionate, and cost-effective legal representation. The Commission is responsible for providing oversight and support for all attorneys who furnish indigent defense service in the Commonwealth. The Commission consists of twelve members including the chairmen of the House & Senate Committees for Courts of Justice, the chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, two attorneys officially designated by the Virginia State Bar, two persons appointed by the Governor, two persons appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and two persons appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
Cataloging source
Vi
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Records
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
28
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001544905
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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