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Members from our Central Division represented the Public Defender’s office at an outreach event on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at The Way World Outreach church in San Bernardino.  The team assisted approximately 300 members of the community. The participants were very grateful that we cared enough to attend and provide assistance

On Friday, August 25, 2017, United States Representative Pete Aguilar of the 31st Congressional District held an Inland Empire Jobs Fair at the San Bernardino Boys & Girls Club, hosting over 300 San Bernardino County residents looking for work and connecting them with 58 local employers and job training opportunities. 

The Achievement Award Best in Category for Health is awarded by Arlandis Rush, AETNA Vice President (second from left) to San Bernardino County for its ‘Everyone Swims’ Program.  Accepting for San Bernardino County are Chief Deputy Public Defenders Geoffrey Canty and Thomas Sone.  Also pictured is NACo President Bryan Desloge.

Members from our Department attended the Veterans Resource Fair in Colton, CA on August 18, 2017.  The event was held at the Frank Gonzalez Community Center; it was sponsored by Congressmember Pete Aguilar’s office. Photo:  Representative Pete Aguilar, California’s 31st District, with Deputy Public Defender IV Alan Messarra. Courtesy:  George Alfano, PD Administration

The Justice in July Jamboree was a community event held in Rialto, CA on Saturday, July 23, 2017.  Members from our team were there representing the Public Defender’s Department, specifically giving information on Proposition 47.  “We had a lot of people asking questions,” Deputy Public Defender IV Alan Messarra said.  Senator

On Friday, July 7, 2017, KCAL 96.7 FM radio sponsored a community event which our very own Public Defender attorneys, Alan Messarra & Jeff Rosanswank, participated in.  Representing the Law Offices of the Public Defender San Bernardino County, they were giving information on Proposition 47.  Thank you Mr. Messarra & Mr. Rosanswank—especially since our

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has chosen our Program ‘Everyone SWIMS (Self Sufficient, Well-Being, In House, Mental Health, Services)’, for the 2017 NAC0 Achievement Award.  Our program was also selected as one of the 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work, as part of NACO President Bryan Desloge’s Presidential Initiative.  On

Jerry Kang is Professor of Law, Professor of Asian American Studies, the inaugural Korea Times Endowed Chair, and UCLA’s inaugural Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. A leading scholar on implicit bias and the law, Prof. Kang has published more than a dozen articles on the subject in leading journals

Deputy Public Defender V Ann Bounthavong from our Central Division was honored during Public Service Recognition Week! Ms. Bounthavong was one of forty-one outstanding County employees that was recognized by the Board of Supervisors today during the County’s 28th annual observance of national Public Service Recognition Week. Congratulations Ms. Bounthavong!! We are proud