• Reentry must also be considered on the front end; keeping many people from entering jail by diverting them into treatment.

  • The Public Defender’s Homeless Outreach Unit sets the stage for people to rebound in life--like one man whose life collapsed.

  • Challenging misdemeanors using experts and high technology.

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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For inquiries, call:  (213) 974-2811