Public defenders often are overworked and have little time to spend with clients; many defendants do not even receive one. But even represented unhoused defendants can help themselves with HRAP’s first-of-its-kind guide to navigating court, which introduces common legal terms and timelines, and provides strategies for those experiencing homelessness to advocate for themselves.
Chiechi, Brittany; Ogramic, Ivona; Rowe, Colleen; and Rankin, Sara, "What to Expect When You Are Arrested: A Guide to Navigating for Unhoused Defendants" (2018). Homeless Rights Advocacy Project. 11.