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Puffed Up Marijuana Case Fizzles

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A good Samaritan who offered a pinch of marijuana to soothe a stressed out stranger only to have his compassion repaid with felony charges was acquitted following a jury trial, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

Mourner Cleared of Mission District Attack

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A mourner falsely accused of attacking a woman at a Mission District memorial vigil has been acquitted, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

‘Unlikely Coalition’ Takes on Achievement Gap

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Thursday fundraiser for Mo’ Magic unites neighborhoods, nonprofits, tech.

BMAGIC Celebrates 10 Years

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San Francisco Examiner reports on BMAGIC's 10 years of service.

LEAP Team Named Program of the Year

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Unique program keeps young people in the classroom and out of the courtroom.

2014 Public Defender Justice Summit The Jury Is Out Photos

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Here are photos from the recent 2014 Justice Summit held at Koret Auditorium.

April 23 Summit to Focus on Criminal Justice Reform

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Discussion includes recovered memories, children of incarcerated parents, and death of the jury trial.

Solving Chronic Truancy’s Billion Dollar Problem

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

Lawyers Help Troubled S.F. Youths Stay in Class, Out of Jail

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The San Francisco Chronicle covers our Juvenile Unit's award winning LEAP team.

LEAP Team to Receive Good Government Award

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A unique San Francisco Public Defender program that keeps young people in the classroom rather than the courtroom has been selected as a 2014 Public Managerial Excellence Award winner by the civic planning organization SPUR.