School Officials Honor Public Defender’s MAGIC Program

The San Francisco Public Defender’s MAGIC program will be honored by public school officials Tuesday for its service to tens of thousands of low-income San Francisco children.

Father Acquitted In Discipline Case

A San Francisco man acted within the bounds of reasonable discipline when he struck his 11-year-old daughter with a belt after she was repeatedly caught stealing, a jury determined today.

Stranded Club-Goer Acquitted of Burglary

A 20-year-old man with no previous criminal record will avoid state prison after a jury acquitted him today of burglarizing a South Beach loft, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Video Exonerates Muni Rider Accused of Pinching Child

A Muni passenger accused of pinching and shoving an 11-year-old girl was acquitted of all charges today after surveillance footage proved his innocence, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced.

Why Many Young Black Men Are Accused Of Being in Gangs

SF Weekly cover story featuring a Public Defender client takes aim at the myriad problems in San Francisco’s gang enforcement.

Back-to-School Event To Serve Thousands of Bayview Families

More than 3,000 Bayview schoolchildren will receive free backpacks, school uniforms, educational supplies and access to free resources at the annual Bayview-Hunters Point Back to School Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18.

‘Victim’ In Pimping Case Solicited Johns During Trial

A 35-year-old woman who testified that a man beat her and forced her into prostitution appears to have advertised her services as a sex worker while being provided with over $2,000 in financial incentives, including hotel accommodations, by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Mo’ MAGIC BBQ and Backpack Giveaway To Be Held Aug. 11

Improving the education, health and futures for more than 2,000 San Francisco families in the Fillmore and Western Addition will be the focus of the Mo’ MAGIC BBQ and Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Man Found Not Guilty of Attack After Facebook Reveals ‘Victim’ Lied, Pimped

A man accused of attacking a woman after forcing her into prostitution was acquitted of numerous felonies after the woman’s internet postings revealed a trail of lies and exposed her as a pimp, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced today.

SF Public Defender to Address Criminal Justice Reform at National Summit

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will address a national audience of defense attorneys and leaders in criminal justice reform this Thursday, July 26, sharing his office’s success in raising the standards for quality defense.

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