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COVID-19 – San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Responds

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In response to the serious public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our office has been leading the way in...

Coalition of 110+ Civil Rights, Traffic Safety, and Community Groups Commends...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 12, 2023  MEDIA CONTACTS: Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, etozer@glide.org, (301) 383-3128 Jessie Seyfer, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, jessie.seyfer@sfgov.org, (415) 851-2212  ***PRESS RELEASE*** Coalition of...

Coalition of 110+ Civil Rights, Traffic Safety, and Community Groups Urge...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 11, 2023   MEDIA CONTACTS:  Jessie Seyfer, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, jessie.seyfer@sfgov.org, (415) 851-2212   Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, etozer@glide.org, (301) 383-3128  ***PRESS RELEASE***  Coalition of...

Press Statement: District Attorneys Violated State Law That Protects Juvenile Records

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 9, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | Valerie Ibarra (628)249-7946 **PRESS STATEMENT** From the San Francisco Public Defender's Office District Attorneys Violated State Law That...

MEDIA ADVISORY: City Leaders, Traffic Safety Advocates and Civil Rights Orgs...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Jan. 9, 2023 MEDIA CONTACTS: Emma Tozer, GLIDE Foundation, etozer@glide.org, (301) 383-3128 Jessie Seyfer, San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, jessie.seyfer@sfgov.org, (415) 851-2212  **MEDIA ADVISORY** City Leaders,...

CBS Examines National Court Backlogs, Focus on San Francisco

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In December 2022, CBS News Innovation Lab interviewed San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju, Deputy Public Defender Alexandra Pray, and Ms. Pray's client Sarina...

LGBT immigrant leader receives outpouring of support from community groups for...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec 2, 2022MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 LGBT immigrant leader receives outpouring of support from community groups...

At Statewide Judges Meeting, Impacted Community Members Speak Out Against SF...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 2, 2022  MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | Jessie.Seyfer@sfgov.org | (415) 851-2212  **PRESS RELEASE** At Statewide Judges Meeting, Impacted Community...

San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju’s Statement on Starting a New...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 10, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS STATEMENT** San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju’s Statement on Starting a New Four-Year Term...

Judge Dismisses Case Against Woman Held in SF Jail for 2.5...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 8, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** Judge Dismisses Case Against Woman Held in SF Jail for 2.5 Years, Citing...

Jury Acquits Man Who Confessed Falsely to Decades-Old Cases in Desperate...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** Jury Acquits Man Who Confessed Falsely to Decades-Old Cases in Desperate Attempt to Be...