Why Arrest Statistics Matter to Citizens

Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens a letter to the Chronicle about SFPD’s failure to accurately record statistics on race.

Why Many Young Black Men Are Accused Of Being in Gangs

SF Weekly cover story featuring a Public Defender client takes aim at the myriad problems in San Francisco’s gang enforcement.

There’s Hope in California Graduates

Jeff Adachi’s commencement speech highlights promise in a time of uncertainty.

SF Man Acquitted in Hot Oil Attack on Roommate

San Francisco Chronicle reports our the Public Defender’s victory in a felony assault and battery case.

Man Acquitted of Child Abuse in Spanking Case

SF Weekly covers the acquittal of a public defender client charged with child abuse in a spanking case.

Justice Summit In San Francisco Tries To Tackle Drug, Gang Problems

ABC 7’s Vic Lee reports on the 2012 Public Defender’s Justice Summit.

Dozens of Cases to be Dropped in San Francisco Police Scandal

The New York Times reports on the pattern of police misconduct uncovered by the San Francisco Public Defender.

San Francisco Examiner: Adachi To Bring Up Funding Issues At Washington Conference

Public Defender Jeff Adachi is off to Washington D.C. this week for a national conference on criminal defense for the poor.

Golden Gate X-Press: Uniting Youth and Families With Magic

At the Mo’MAGIC offices in the Fillmore, high school students mingle with each other as they paint and decorate big plastic spheres with bright colors that will adorn the Davies Symphony Hall christmas tree. This is a small activity out of many that Mo’MAGIC organizes to help and unite Western Addition youth and families.

San Francisco Chronicle: Adachi Celebrates Decade-Old Rehab Program

Think it’s tough finding a job in today’s economy? Just try having a criminal record to boot.Public Defender Jeff Adachi pioneered a program a decade ago that allows people convicted of minor offenses to clear their record if they can show they’ve lived crime-free since conviction.

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