SF Public Defender’s Office Clean Slate 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Clean Slate Program, one of San Francisco’s original reentry programs, was established in 1999. Since then, Public Defender Jeff Adachi has continued his commitment by providing ongoing legal representation to help individuals with clearing up their criminal history records.

Public Defender’s Office Receives Grant To Assist Mentally Ill Clients

The Public Defender’s Office will receive an annual $80,000 grant from the Metta Fund for two years to hire a social worker who will provide additional support for Public Defender clients with major mental illness in finding and maintaining employment and eliminating barriers to employment.

Public Defender Seeks Supervisors’ Approval to Fill Essential Positions

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi said that he plans to ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a request to fill some vacant positions in order to meet his assigned caseload.

S.F. Public Defender’s Chinatown Forum

Public Defender Jeff Adachi will lead a free public forum addressing the legal rights of San Francisco’s Chinese community, October 2, 2009 at 2pm at Four Seas Restaurant.

5,000 Kids to Receive Free Backpacks Filled with School Supplies at San Francisco’s Largest Back-to-School Celebration

“In light of the economic downturn and severe budget cuts to education, this event has never been so important,” Public Defender and MAGIC Founder Jeff Adachi said. “This year, there are more kids in need and more parents who cannot afford to provide the most essential tools required for their kids to succeed in school. Every little bit counts.”

15-Minute Acquittal for Man Charged in Questionable Hit and Run Case

It took a San Francisco jury 15 minutes to acquit Dale Powers, of Jackson, Calif., of hit and run charges stemming from an accident that he said never occurred.

Jury Acquits SF Man of First Degree Murder, Deadlocks on Second Degree Murder

San Francisco jury found Richard Carelli, 39, not guilty of first-degree murder in connection with the December 2007 death of Leonard Milo Hoskins. The jury deadlocked evenly on the charge of second degree murder.

Local Man Acquitted of Murder Charges

Hector Velez, 61, was found not guilty of murder and voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Ralph Ruiz, 59. The jury found Velez guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Board of Supervisors Votes to Partially Restore Public Defender’s Budget

Months of budget battles came to an end Tuesday as the Board of Supervisors voted to restore $650,000 to the Public Defender’s Office. The restoration is in addition to $300,000 that the Budget and Finance Committee voted to allocate to the office last month.

Public Defender Outlines Impact of $1.6 Million Budget Cut

Public Defender Jeff Adachi asks the Board of Supervisors to restore funding to avoid increased costs to the city.

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