FEDERAL DEFENDERS DATA PROJECT

SMU Dedman School of Law

FEDERAL DEFENDER DATA PROJECT

The Deason Center has been retained to identify and promote data-driven best practices for the delivery of federal public defender services. Through a data-focused assessment of the work public defenders do, the Deason Center is exploring factors that shape client outcomes.

By aggregating this data across a number of jurisdictions, the Deason Center will identify which attorney practices that are most closely associated with improved case outcomes.