On Monday, February 14, 2022, the Public Defender’s Office held an online community presentation to share our Departmental Budget Priorities for FY 2022-2023. Learn about our values, mission, and priorities for the coming fiscal year 2022-2023.

Transformative Justice, Racial Equity, Community Health

Public Defender Mano Raju presented our department’s budget priorities at a community event facilitated by Lyslynn Lacoste, longtime Director of our Bayview MAGIC program who is transitioning to become our new Chief of Staff. We welcomed guest speakers Joanna Hernandez of the Latino Task Force and Sayra Pinto of Moon Jaguar Strategies, LLC – both of whom spoke about how our work as Public Defenders impacts the community and intersects with broader liberation movements.

Watch the presentation on YouTube.


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