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TIDC collects indigent defense data from all 254 counties and attorneys paid for court appointments. These data help TIDC track legal requirements for appointment of counsel and ensure accountability in public spending. Counties must submit reports to receive state grants.

You can follow the links below to submit data to TIDC via our data website. You can also review instructions for submitting data and reports.

Indigent Defense Expenditure Report

County auditors, report your expenditure data here.

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File Indigent Defense Expenditure Report
2021 Biennial Indigent Defense Countywide Plan Instructions
FY2021 IDER Manual
Cover of the FY2020 Public Defender Office Supplement
FY2020 Public Defender Office Supplement

Indigent Defense Plans

Judges & court personnel, submit Indigent Defense Plans here.

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File Indigent Defense Plan
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FY2021 Indigent Defense Plan Submission Instructions

Child Protective Services Court-Ordered Representation Plans

Judges and court personnel, submit CPS Court-Ordered Representation Plans here
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File CPS Plan
Cover of the FY2021 Biennial CPS Countywide Plan Instructions
FY2021 Child Protective Services Court-Ordered Representation Plan Submission Instructions

Attorney Practice Time Report

Defense attorneys, submit Attorney Practice Time Reports here.

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File Attorney Practice Time Report
2019 Biennial Indigent Defense Countywide Plan Instructions
Attorney Reporting Instructions & Form

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