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Sixth Amendment Center

Boston, MA | https://sixthamendment.org/
Joined in August 2019

About Us

The Sixth Amendment Center (6AC) is a national non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that no person faces potential time in jail or prison without first having the aid of a lawyer with the time, ability and resources to present an effective defense, as required under the United States Constitution. We do so by measuring public defense systems against Sixth Amendment case law and established standards of justice. When shortcomings are identified, we help states and counties make their courts fair again in ways that promote public safety and fiscal responsibility.

Founded in 2013, 6AC is not your typical non-profit organization. Helping to ensure equal access to justice for people of limited means requires us to operate differently. Our staff is decentralized, working remotely from locations throughout the country, with the tools and processes that maximize our efficiency in delivering services out to the field. Because 6AC is not a membership organization, we are widely regarded by policymakers and criminal justice stakeholders as the most objective and reliable source of detailed information about jurisdictional successes and failings in providing the right to counsel to the poor.

The Sixth Amendment Center (6AC) is a national non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that no person faces potential time in jail or prison without first having the aid of a lawyer with the time, ability and resources to…

Issue Areas Include

  • Crime & Safety
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Legal Assistance
  • Policy
  • Poverty

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