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Rural Defense Grant

The Office of the State Appellate Defender is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from Illinois Criminal Justice information Authority in the amount of $202,164 to enable public defenders in rural counties to effectively represent their clients by contracting with expert witnesses and investigative services in the appropriate cases. Public Defenders in counties of less than 400,000 based on the 2010 census survey are eligible to submit requests for assistance from an investigator or expert witness, payable through the grant.  

The following counties are not eligible: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Will. 

If you have any questions regarding this grant or the application process, please email

Rural Defense Grant Expert Request Form (Must use Internet Explorer or download file to complete)