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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...

SF Public Defender Mano Raju Urges More Public Health Support for...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender's Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | Valerie Ibarra (628)249.7946 **PRESS STATEMENT** SF Public Defender Mano Raju Urges More...

SF Resident Who Acted in Defense of Friend in Mission District...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 4, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | Jessie.Seyfer@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Resident Who Acted in Defense...

Front Page — Public Defenders Demand Speedy Trials & Pretrial Release...

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Over 550 people's trial deadlines have passed; Over 150 of them are still in jail. Hundreds more are in line behind them. On September 16th,...

Jury Acquits SF Man Who Acted in Self-Defense in New Year’s...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628) 249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** Jury Acquits SF Man Who Acted...

SF Public Defenders and Community Hold Mock Trial to Indict the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org;  Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Public Defenders and Community Hold Mock Trial...

SF Public Defenders & Community to Hold a Mock Trial on...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org;  Valerie.Ibarra@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **MEDIA ADVISORY** TOMORROW: SF Public Defenders & Community to Hold...

Head of the Youth Defender Unit Responds to DA’s Harmful Juvenile...

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Head of the Youth Defender Unit Responds to DA's Harmful Juvenile Policy SAN FRANCISCO - On September 13, 2022, Emily Goldman, the Managing Attorney of...

SF Public Defender’s Office Lauds City Attorney’s Dismissal of Tenderloin Injunctions 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: SF Public Defender’s Office | PubDef-MediaRelations@sfgov.org | (628)249-7946 **PRESS RELEASE** SF Public Defender’s Office Lauds City Attorney’s Dismissal of...

SF Standard Explores Why It Can Be So Hard to Get...

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Having any type of contact with the criminal legal system can have far-reaching consequences on one's ability to move forward, even decades later. Arrests...

What is the Restorative Justice program, and why is DA Jenkins...

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In August 2022, Deputy Public Defender Crystal Carpino learned that the nascent Restorative Justice court program was being halted under the administration of appointed...