The San Francisco Public Defender shares achievements and celebrates free defense for all as Gideon v. Wainwright turns 50.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi is off to Washington D.C. this week for a national conference on criminal defense for the poor.
The 2009 Annual Report and 2010 Calendar features documentary-style images and true-life accounts of courtroom victories, innovative programs, and the office’s battle for funding parity.
by Jeff Adachi Now that it has been operational for three months, the Community Justice Center (CJC) should be evaluated based upon a factual and empirical analysis of objective data from the cases that have been heard in the court. With the upcoming budget hearings focusing on the city’s dire financial situation, there will no [...]
The first study to assess the impact of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office reentry social work program found that alternatives to incarceration, reduced sentencing, and avoided jail days obtained as a result of reentry advocacy saved California state prisons over $5,000,000 and San Francisco County over $1,000,000.
The Clean Slate Program 2007-2008 evaluation examines how efficiently Clean Slate delivers services and the impacts that Clean Slate services have on clients’ lives. The Clean Slate Program extends legal advocacy beyond an arrest or disposition by the court so that clients may avail themselves of opportunities to “clean up” their criminal records, even decades after their criminal case is closed.
Annual report and 12-month 2009 calendar highlighting our core values: excellence, integrity, justice, communication, respect, community, leadership, services, teamwork, and opportunity. 2008 Annual Report and 2009 Calendar
A client guide to the criminal justice system, explains the process and what one can expect from their appointed public defender.
Learn about the needs of San Franciscan probationers and parolees
The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents (CIP) Program evaluation, for the period of October 2006 through December 2007, was funded by the Zellerbach Family Foundation to assess CIP’s effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.