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DC Court of Appeals Recognizes Right to Counsel for Youth Committed to DC’s Juvenile Agency

"Youth in the District of Columbia’s juvenile justice system now have a broader right to an attorney throughout their supervision by the DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). In a landmark decision, the DC Court of Appeals held in In re N.H.M. that youth have a right to paid representation under the Criminal Justice Act not only in proceedings before the Superior Court, but also in certain DYRS proceedings. N.H.M.—the youth who had been denied such counsel—was represented by Open City Advocates and Sidley Austin LLP in his appeal."

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