Most of our child clients spend three to four months in detention and then are reunified with family or family friends. This means that your child client will likely be living in a family home in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, D.C. by the time you first meet them.
Our adult clients remain detained during their cases in one of several detention facilities located in Virginia and Maryland. The closest facility is Howard County Detention Facility, which is 40 minutes from Washington, D.C. The furthest is Farmville Detention Facility, which is 3 hours from Washington, D.C.
We recommend that pro bono teams meet with their client in person at least once at the outset of proceedings and once during trial prep, although many pro bono teams schedule more in-person meetings. For facilities further away, we operate a system that allows you to meet with your client via video conference from our K Street office.