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On Monday, July 18, 2022, the San Bernardino County Public Defender volunteered with and donated books to the Parent and Child Connection (PACC) program. PACC gives incarcerated parents the opportunity to record themselves reading books to their children and include personal messages. The recordings will be sent to the child’s

Last month San Bernardino County Public Defender Social Service Practitioners (SSPs) lent support to San Bernardino Fatherhood for two events. Our SSP team co-sponsored the organization’s 24/7 Dad Key Behaviors Workshop, held at the San Bernardino YMCA on Saturday, June 12, 2021, with item donations. Workshop participants learned about the

We are proud to announce that the Law Offices of the Public Defender San Bernardino County has received a 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for our partnership with New Hope, a program of Abundant Living Family Church in the High Desert. New Hope prevents recidivism and assists

Last week, social service practitioners with the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office gathered donations to create 15 cheerful spring baskets. They delivered the baskets to families around our county, including members of our office’s Children United Through Empowerment (C.U.T.E.) program. We are happy to share in the brightness of

Thank you to our valued community partner Children’s Fund for featuring two of our Social Service Practitioners (SSPs) in their Spring 2021 newsletter! Each of the SSPs, Tasha Brown and Alana Moore, showed their passion, vivacity, and skill in working within their program at the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office.

On March 4, 2021, SBCPD Chief Deputy Public Defender Kellie Byward and Supervising Social Service Practitioners Rebecca Irwin and Brittnay Nail presented “The Forensic Duo: Lawyers and Social Service Practitioners Telling Client Stories to Achieve Better Outcomes for Clients in the Justice System” as part of California Baptist University’s Culture

March is Social Work Month! This month, we celebrate the indispensable work of our social workers at the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office. Social workers have specialized training in helping people access the resources they need to survive and thrive. In the past year of global crisis, our social

San Bernardino County Public Defender social workers collaborated with New Hope, a program of Victor Valley’s Abundant Living Family Church, to donate a large amount of food and other household items to San Bernardino County Probation for distribution to community members in need! Way to go, team!