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San Bernardino County Public Defender Christopher Gardner authored an op-ed in the Daily Journal, July 6, 2020, on SBCPD’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read a pdf of the full article here. Excerpt: The pandemic raises the stakes in serious and conflicting ways. Having our clients locked up during a

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized our Children United Through Empowerment (C.U.T.E.) program with a 2020 Achievement Award! Children United Through Empowerment (C.U.T.E.) was created to bring a voice to the pain, stigma, and protective factors that are necessary for the success of children coping with parental incarceration.

Yesterday, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. The San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office is proud to have supported the resolution. The Los Angeles Times reported: The U.S. Census lists the Black population at 9.4%

Today, June 8, 2020, San Bernardino County Public Defenders stood in solidarity with public defenders from across the country to condemn police brutality and racism!

Thank you to the San Bernardino County Public Defender Diversity Committee for organizing this spring’s water drive. With all the generous donations we received, we were able to deliver bottled water to our desert neighbors in need!

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! 

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.