Albany County has been awarded grant funding for the Counsel at First Appearance Project.
The three-year grant of $656,000 has been awarded by the NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services. The statewide grant program helps the counties implement improvements in the delivery of legal services at a defendant’s first appearance before a judge or arraignment. The intent of the grant is to make improvements in the delivery of indigent defense services to a defendant’s first appearance before a judge.
Albany County is one of 25 across New York awarded funding.