Report: Injunction Dysfunction

City attorney uses controversial tool against gang violence, a move critics and gang members say may do more harm than good. By Dan Verel San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 3, 2007 Read the rest of this article here.

Innovative Gang Intervention Strategies Credited In Reducing Homicides in Los Angeles

San Francisco, CA – A new strategy for dealing with gangs is responsible for a dramatic decline in homicides in Los Angeles, according to a front-page story in today’s Los Angeles Times. The strategy involves a community-based, law enforcement program that works collaboratively with ex-gang members to prevent gang violence. According to the Times, the […]

News: Big Drop in Homicides in LA: Turnaround Due To High-Profile Program Enlisting Help of Gang Intervention Workers

By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton, Staff Writers Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007 Los Angeles has seen a significant decline in homicides so far this year — including a 50% drop in killings in some South L.A. neighborhoods, such as Watts — as police embarked on a new strategy involving asking ex-gang members to […]

Public Defender Honored by the Organization of Chinese Americans at 20th Annual Asian American Achievement Awards Gala

San Francisco, CA – On September 15, 2007, the Organization of Chinese Americans, San Mateo Chapter, honored San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi at their 20th Annual Asian American Achievement Awards Gala. The Awards Gala was held at the South San Francisco Conference Center. “It is an honor to be recognized by the OCA,” says […]

Opinion: See no evil, hear no profiling – an argument wrong as always

Published in The Examiner Friday, September 21, 2007 by Jeff Adachi  I was not surprised to see Ken Garcia jumping on City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s bandwagon in support of gang injunctions (“Adachi fiddles with race card as The City’s streets burn,” The Examiner, Sept. 20). But I was pleasantly surprised to see that Garcia actually believes […]

Public Defender Goes to Court to Oppose City Attorney’s Gang Injunctions

San Francisco, CA – Public Defender Jeff Adachi will represent 22-year old Antonio Buitrago, a named defendant in a gang injunction lawsuit filed by the City Attorney in San Francisco Superior Court, this Tuesday, September 18, 2007, at 9:30 AM, at the Civic Center Courthouse, 400 McAllister Street in San Francisco. Deputy Public Defender Chris […]

Writer, Activist Luis J. Rodriguez To Keynote 2nd Annual Reentry Summit

San Francisco, CA – Acclaimed writer and advocate, Luis J. Rodriguez, will give the keynote address at the San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council 2nd Annual Reentry Summit, “Working Together to Support San Franciscans After Incarceration,” on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 8:30AM to 4PM at Jack Adams Hall, César Chávez Student Center, San Francisco […]

SF Officials, Local Leaders Convene to Tackle Recidivism and Violence at Reentry Summit

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council (SCRC) will hold its 2nd Annual Reentry Summit, “Working Together to Support San Franciscans After Incarceration,” on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 from 8:30AM to 4PM at Jack Adams Hall, César Chávez Student Center, San Francisco State University. The SCRC Reentry Summit, “Working Together to Support […]

SF Jury Acquits Battered Woman Of Assault Charges

San Francisco, CA – A San Francisco woman, who was beaten senseless with a metal doorstop by her boyfriend and later charged with attempted murder after fending off a second attack, was acquitted on all counts Wednesday afternoon. The incident began on April 25, 2007, when Whitney Keith Bearchild attacked his girlfriend, Drusilla Bailey, and […]

American Journal of Psychiatry Study Concludes That San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court Is Effective In Reducing Recidivism and Violence Among People With Mental Disorders

SAN FRANCISCO– A study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry concludes that mental health courts reduce recidivism and violence among people with mental disorders. The study, Effectiveness of a Mental Health Court in Reducing Criminal Recidivism and Violence, was conducted by Dale E. McNeil, Ph.D. and Renee L. Binder, M.D., […]

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