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This morning, May 7, 2021, San Bernardino County Public Defender Thomas Sone was invited to speak with the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce on “How the Public Defender’s Role Relates to the Business Community.” The event was held virtually. Mr. Sone, who was formally appointed as Public Defender on

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In partnership with The Way World Outreach, San Bernardino County Public Defender staff will be available in person on Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 9am to 2pm, to assist individuals seeking to clear adult felony and misdemeanor records and/or apply for Certificates of Rehabilitation. To sign up, visit TheWayWorldOutreach.org or

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On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors appointed interim Public Defender Thomas Sone to serve as the county’s new Public Defender. Sone has served as interim Public Defender since December 2020 and previously served as Assistant Public Defender. He joined the Public Defender’s Office in

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Continuing its ongoing partnership with Inland Empire Rebound, the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s office collected toys for 42 children of incarcerated parents for the annual Angel Tree Toy Giveaway! Many thanks to Owen Duckworth and the IE Rebound team for your work in the community. Interim Public Defender Thomas

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The San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office was thrilled to spread holiday joy with Sistas Making A Difference and Never Stop Grinding Impact through their toy giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity to collaborate, and thank you to all the SBCPD team members who contributed toys! Supervising Deputy Public Defender

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SBCPD won first place among San Bernardino County departments in the county’s 2020 ShakeOut video competition! There were a record number of participants this year. Click above to watch SBCPD’s video showing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On whether working in the office or from home. Read more about

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