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.

Time For Real Budget Reform

San Francisco’s impending $522 million budget deficit may come with a silver lining: It may finally force San Francisco city leaders and the electorate to make the tough decisions needed to turn things around.

KALW Crosscurrents: Jeff Adachi on Community Justice Center

Ben Trefny of KALW’s Crosscurrents sits down with Jeff Adachi to ask him what’s going on with his work at the Community Justice Center.

Seeking justice for Tenderloin court

“Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the Community Justice Center is a duplication of the longtime efforts of The City’s two other specialty courts: the drug court and the behavioral health court.”

Unequal justice in Alameda County

Add justice to the list of California’s budget victims. The Alameda County public defender’s office is telling judges that it can’t represent about 10,200 clients over the next year.

Defending the Public Defender

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi is facing a $1.9 million dollar cut from his budget. The cut comprises nearly 10 percent of his operating budget, which is primarily used to pay for lawyers who provide services to the City’s poor. No other big city department in San Francisco is facing cuts of this magnitude and the machinations that have led to this are among the most unusual at City Hall.

Newsom v. Public Defenders, Part II

“In my earlier submission, I predicted that the budget battle between the Mayor and the Public Defender’s office would end badly. What I didn’t predict is what actually happened.”

S.F. cannot afford to cut public defender’s Finances budget

According to the co-chairs of the Constitution Project’s National Right to Counsel Committee, proposed budget cuts to the Public Defender’s Office threaten to exact a toll on San Francisco that would greatly outweigh their modest fiscal benefits.

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