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For Martin Luther King Jr Day, San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner (pictured below) spoke at a free community screening of the film Just Mercy held by the Rethink Public Safety coalition. The film is based on the memoir of the same name by Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan

San Bernardino County Public Defenders spent their Saturday, January 18, 2020, virtually attending the National College for DUI Defense’s (NCDD) Winter Session in line with the NCDD’s motto: “Justice Through Knowledge.” The session was livestreamed from Scottsdale, Arizona.

San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner, Sheriff John McMahon, and District Attorney Jason Anderson (pictured above, from left) spoke at a Friday Morning Insight Breakfast sponsored by the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce on January 8, 2020. The three leaders were invited to share how they collaborate on issues

The San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office staff participated in Inland Empire Rebound’s Angel Tree Giveaway, preparing and donating packages of toys for families in our reentry population.

This year, the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office put together 50 Thanksgiving dinner baskets for our annual partner, Inland Empire Rebound. The baskets serve families in our reentry population. Pictured above are San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner (right) and the SBCPD team.

All of us at the Public Defender’s Office of San Bernardino County are honored to do our part to help those who have stood up for us and our country. Pictured are SBCPD with clothes collected for this fall’s Veterans Drive.

For the second year, San Bernardino County Public Defenders volunteered with and donated books to Parent and Child Connection (PACC), a program of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Incarcerated parents had the opportunity to select a book, record themselves reading it to their children, and include a personal message.

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

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