Juvenile Justice

Project Overview

The 6th Amendment to United State Constitution entitles every person to an attorney when being taken to court to face allegations of wrongdoing. Children involved in the juvenile justice system are often the most vulnerable and need well trained skilled attorneys to help them. The Indiana Public Defender Council’s Juvenile Defense Project is working to assist and improve juvenile defense services in Indiana’s courts to ensure that every child has access to this critical legal help.

Project Staff

Amy Karozos
Juvenile Project Director
AKarozos@pdc.in.gov

Kim Tandy
Project Consultant
KTandy1@pdc.in.gov

Joel Wieneke
Post-Disposition Unit Coordinator
JWieneke@pdc.in.gov

Jill Johnson
Trial Unit Coordinator
JiJohnson1@pdc.in.gov

Rachel Roman-Lagunas
Trial Unit Coordinator
RRomanLagunas@pdc.in.gov

Michael Wilson
Legal Intern
PaWilson@pdc.in.gov