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.

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.

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.

Live Television Interview with Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Public Defender Jeff Adachi is interviewed live on San Francisco public access show, Christina Marie TV. Learn about what the Public Defender’s Office does and why Public Defender Adachi is so passionate about his job.

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.”

KALW Crosscurrents: Jeff Adachi on Community Justice Center

Ben Trefny of KALW’s Crosscurrents sits down with Jeff Adachi to ask him what’s going on with his work at the Community Justice Center.

Seeking justice for Tenderloin court

“Public Defender Jeff Adachi says the Community Justice Center is a duplication of the longtime efforts of The City’s two other specialty courts: the drug court and the behavioral health court.”

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.

Why the Public Defender Is Withdrawing from Providing Representation at the CJC

Public Defender Jeff Adachi pulls out of CJC, citing the Mayor’s refusal to fund indigent defense counsel. Adachi also explains how the Public Defender’s Office has set the standard high for representing indigent persons in CJC.

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