• After a decision by Public Defender Ricardo Garcia and APD in partnership with The Bail Project, access to bail services has expanded to all County courts.

  • This month, the first-ever LGBTQ-Plus branch of the Collaborative Court has officially launched at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center downtown LA.

  • The COVID-19 virus that knows no racial, cultural or socioeconomic boundaries, shines a light on the drastic need for criminal justice reform.

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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