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Juvenile Defense Mentor Program

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice Juvenile Defense Section wants to ensure that every juvenile defender in North Carolina has access to a Juvenile Defense Mentor if they would like one. This service is available for members of the NC Advocates for Justice at no charge and there is a minimal time commitment.

If you are not a member of the NC Advocates for Justice, please contact Amy Smith at  If you are a not a member of the NCAJ Juvenile Defense Section, please contact Amy Smith at

If you are interested in being paired with a Juvenile Defense Mentor in your area, please complete the survey found here.

We would love to have you join our network of juvenile defense attorneys. Whether or not you are a member of NCAJ, we are here as a resource for all attorneys practicing juvenile defense in the State of North Carolina. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Amy Smith at NCAJ at 919-835-2811 or Valerie Pearce at 919-667-3369.

Valerie E. Pearce, J.D.

IDS Regional Defender, Divisions II and IV and

NCAJ President, Juvenile Defense Section



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