Peter Psarouthakis, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Investigators & Security Professionals for Legislative Action (ISPLA) testified on behalf of the investigative industry on December 14th at critical hearings held in Detroit, Michigan.
He provided comments to both the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Briefing on Solutions to the Indigent Defense Crisis and the Michigan House Judiciary Committee hearing on public defense reform legislation. Earlier this year Mr. Psarouthakis provided testimony on the same issue to the Judiciary Sub-Committee on Homeland Security, Terrorism and Crime.
ISPLA’s position is that private investigators are an integral and necessary component of effective criminal defense, playing a particularly critical role in state and federally funded indigent defense matters. They believe that legislative reform is needed to improve cost effectiveness, protect the public’s safety and ensure one’s Constitutional right to counsel, including investigative support.
ISPLA is a coalition member of the non-profit Campaign for Justice, a broad-based group of organizations and individuals from across the political spectrum fighting for a fair and effective public defense system.
Visit the ISPLA at http://ispla.org
Director of Government Affairs
Investigative and Security Professionals for Legislative Action
Telephone: (212) 962 4054