Juvenile Court – Alternate Public Defender Website
On November 1st, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors expanded APD in order to allow APD to handle juvenile delinquency conflict of interest cases. Since 2016, APD proudly represents juvenile clients at all stages of proceedings at each one of the seven juvenile courthouses throughout Los Angeles County. APD’s countywide Juvenile division has approximately twenty-five outstanding juvenile defense attorneys, along with a team of highly skilled paralegals, investigators, clinical social workers and support staff, all who work together in the specialized practice of juvenile criminal delinquency cases. APD strives to help justice involved youth navigate the criminal justice system through a client-centered, holistic, and developmentally appropriate manner which ensures the youth is treated with dignity and respect.