From The Office of Indigent Defense Services:
On October 29, the Indigent Defense Services Commission voted to implement rate hikes for most classes of cases which was contingent on North Carolina implementing a state budget with increased funding for North Carolina Indigent Defense Services (NCIDS). The 2021 Appropriation Act (“the Act”), signed into law by Governor Cooper on November 18, included the needed increased funding.
The Act included line-item increases for the Private Assigned Counsel (PAC) fund. The projected additional availability for the fund is $6.8 Million – $5 Million in new funds and a projected $1.8 Million from an increase by $3 dollars to the Court of Justice fee assessed pursuant to G.S. 7A-305(a)(c1).
In regards to juvenile delinquency rates, effective January 1, 2022, the rates are as follows:
A table with the hourly rates can also be found on the IDS website by clicking here.
If you have any questions regarding the rate change for juvenile delinquency, please feel free to call or email a juvenile defender here at OJD, or call the office.