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Policies & Procedures

Please refer back to this page regularly for questions regarding Policies & Procedures for Wayne County's Indigent Defense Services programs and compliance with State standards.

If you are looking for guidance on policies or procedures that are not represented on the page, please contact us at

Standard-Specific Policies

Standard 2 - Jail Visit Policy and Procedure
You can find the required visit certification form under our IDSD Compliance Forms HERE
When submitting your initial interview certification for payment to the Court's system, make sure you are selecting INITIAL client visit from the event dropdown! Failure to differentiate between an initial client visit and a general client visit can result in being flagged for non-compliance!

Standard 3 - Investigators and Experts Program Core Policy UPDATED JANUARY 2023
For more information, courtesy lists of existing private investigators and experts in our system, and forms, you can find them under our Programs page HERE

General Policies

Master Attorney Qualifications Document (updated August 2023)

Standardized Travel Policy

Defender Support Unit Policies
For the most up-to-date information on our Defender Support Unit activities, check out the Defender Support Unit Program pages here

DSU policies will include:
Expectations for Collaborative Defense
Managing Conflicts
Mandated Reporting and Confidentiality