• Donning caps and gowns, those who had successfully completed rigorous drug treatment programs marched into Judge Karen Ackerson Gauff’s courtroom in Compton.

  • There has never been a more urgent need for the LA County Public Defender’s Office to be at the forefront of protecting the legal rights of noncitizens.

  • Joel Delarosa, 26, and Miranda Frett, 24, heard about the LA County Public Defender Homeless Mobile free clinic and took the bus there from their live-in treatment program in South LA.

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.

Prop. 64: The Cannabis Law

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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