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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...

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...

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

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Safe Communities Reentry Council (SCRC) will hold its 2nd Annual Reentry Summit, “Working Together to Support San Franciscans...

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...

American Journal of Psychiatry Study Concludes That San Francisco’s Behavioral Health...

SAN FRANCISCO– A study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry concludes that mental health courts reduce recidivism and violence...

Study: Effectiveness of a Mental Health Court in Reducing Criminal Recidivism...

Mental health court can reduce recidivism and violence by people with mental disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system.

Gang Prosecutors Hit

by Millie Lapidario The Recorder, August 22, 2007  A recent appellate ruling from Southern California has caused quite a rumble in San Francisco — and among...

The War on Gangs: Saving the streets or abusing civil rights?

by Martin Kuz SF Weekly With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks...

Save San Francisco’s Drug Court!

By Jeff Adachi Printed in SF Bay Guardian, February 2005 Thirty years after President Richard Nixon declared the national War on Drugs, this country is spending...

San Francisco Jury Acquits Man In Sexual Assault Case

San Francisco, CA - Justin Desmangles, a member of the North Beach literary community, was acquitted yesterday of rape, attempted sodomy by force, and...