In the year ending March 31, 2001, YCDO lawyers made some 8,800 duty counsel appearances.
As with the private bar, the Legal Aid Society issues certificates to the YCDO authorizing staff lawyers to represent young persons in trial and appellate courts in Edmonton and Calgary.
In the year ending March 31, 2001, YCDO lawyers were assigned to act in over 3,500 cases.
The YCDO operates for the benefit of young people and young persons as clients that have special needs that must be addressed.
Whenever possible, the social and youth workers employed by the YCDO prepare release and sentencing plans for lawyers to present to the court.