• The Assisted Outpatient Treatment program helps people with serious mental illness and treatment noncompliance.

  • LA County Public Defender Ricardo García emphasized the need to protect the rights of a population under fire.

  • Read about LA County Public Defender Ricardo García’s thoughts on the 56th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright in today’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.

Changing Lives

Need a better job, benefits or housing? Is your past harming your future? The Public Defender offers many free, record-clearing clinics each month.

The cannabis law, Prop. 64

Prop. 64 allows anyone to apply to have their past marijuana-related offenses reduced or expunged. Roughly 200,000 LA County residents are eligible.

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