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San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner (at table, right) participated in a roundtable on bail reform with (from left) San Bernardino County Probation Department Division II Director Eric Raley and District Attorney Jason Anderson. Held at the New Hope Family Life Center, San Bernardino, on November 18, 2019, the

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San Bernardino County Public Defender staff provided legal services at the Bright Futures Clinic at San Bernardino Valley College on November 16, 2019. At Bright Futures events, community members can receive a range of assistance toward self-sufficiency and well-being, including reducing Prop 47 felonies, applying for certificates of rehabilitation, and

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The San Bernardino County Public Defender team enthusiastically participated in this year’s Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill along with other county departments.

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A team of San Bernardino County Public Defenders and staff offered legal services free of charge at the Way World Outreach’s October 12, 2019, job fair in San Bernardino.

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San Bernardino County Public Defenders supported our veterans at last month’s Inland Empire Veteran Stand Down. The annual event, held at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, connects veterans with area social services. It includes a Veterans Court, where judges dismiss citations and fines based on compliance with the law.

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Public Defender’s Let’s End Truancy Program As part of the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Let’s End Truancy Program, it was identified that Wilson Elementary School could benefit from a Parent Engagement Workshop. This group was created by social work interns from Cal State University San Bernardino; Cal State University

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On December 1, 2018 attorney staff from the Public Defender’s Office had the opportunity to participate in the Inmate Services Unit’s PACC (Parent and Child Connection) Program. The attorney team volunteered in assisting 22 inmates to record books for 34 children. Members of the Public Defender’s Office plan to hand-deliver

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Deputy Public Defender Sam Knudsen helped organize a donation drive to support our Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans.  Thanks to Sam’s and staff’s efforts, our office filled a van full of clothing, shoes, books, games, blankets, kitchenware, and more.

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Staff here at the Law Offices of the Public Defender outdid themselves this year by donating enough food to fill 21 Thanksgiving baskets, each complete with gift certificates.  Because of these generous contributions, Rebound Reentry Services are now able to help over 42 families have an awesome Thanksgiving dinner. Pictured

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