Solving Chronic Truancy’s Billion Dollar Problem

Some California counties are using a legal loophole to lock up truant youth — sometimes in solitary confinement.

Classrooms, Not Courtrooms: SF Resolution Takes Aim at School to Prison Pipeline

In a guest column in the San Francisco Examiner, Jeff Adachi expresses his support for a school board resolution banning suspensions for “willful defiance.”

California Must Revise Its Unfair System For Bail

Bay Area public defenders speak out on bail reform.

A Setback for Fair Trials in Criminal Cases

SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi makes the case against SB 794 in a Daily Journal op-ed.

Fulfilling Gideon’s Promise That The Accused Deserve a Lawyer

On the anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, read Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Op-Ed on the right to counsel.

Eight Jurors Aren’t Better Than 12

Shrinking juries to save money is no bargain, Jeff Adachi argues in this op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Let Reporters Into Prisons

In a Bay Guardian op-ed, San Francisco Public Defender shows how restrictive media access can stand in the way of justice.

Stop And Frisk Would Deny Rights Of SF Residents

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Public Defender Jeff Adachi pens an open letter to the mayor.

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.

Local Budget Measure Falls Short of True Reform

While Proposition A, titled “Budget Reform,” takes a few steps toward changing the current process by which our city’s annual budget is decided, it falls far short of the reforms necessary to address our city’s long-term fiscal health.

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