In 1998 the Joint Committee on Government Operations conducted a preliminary performance review of Public Defender Services (PDS) in accordance with the West Virginia Sunset Law, Chapter 4, Article 10 of the West Virginia Code, as amended. The Committee issued a Preliminary Performance Review in January, 1999. That Review, as well as the 2001 Update is available herein, along with the responses from PDS.
Because of the condition of the hard copy from which this material was taken, some tables or charts may be hard to read. For a clear copy please contact the Legislative Auditor, Performance Evaluation and Research Division at the address or phone number below:
Performance Evaluation and Research Division
Building 1, Room W-314
Charleston, WV 25305
If you have any questions you may forward
them to Russell S. Cook, Acting Executive Director, Public Defender Services, One Players Club Dr Ste 301,
Charleston WV 25311. Telephone: (304) 558-3905. E-mail:
Performance Audit Update
Following the completion of the Performance Review referenced above, Public Defender Services commissioned a study by the Indigent Defense Task Force. The study was performed with the assistance of The Spangenberg Group, the foremost national authority on indigent defense and was issued January 14, 2000.
Indigent Task Force Report