The Dog Book


A Practical Guide to Juvenile Delinquency Law

The Law Offices of the Los Angeles Public Defender publishes a practical guide to Juvenile Delinquency Law. This publication contains a summary of California juvenile delinquency law and is updated annually. For over thirty-eight (38) years the cover of the publication has contained the image of a Saint Bernard. The publication is thus commonly known as the “Dog Book.”

To purchase a copy of the “2020 Dog Book” please contact Sandy Contreras Rodriguez at (213) 974-3009 or via email:

You may also complete the form (2020 Dog Book Order Form) and send it with a check made payable to “County of Los Angeles” in the amount of $35 + city sales tax rate of the city where the book will be delivered.  Rates can be found here:

Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
CSF Criminal Justice Center
210 West Temple Street, 19th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attention: Fiscal Services

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