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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

Hundreds of Alta Loma High School students crowded into the gym’s bleachers, laughing and talking during a midmorning break from class.“What you are about to see is a criminal sentencing based on an actual DUI case that occurred in San Bernardino County,” senior Delaney Townsend, 17, solemnly said over the

In San Bernardino County, Mock Trial Program Helps Juvenile Offenders Grow San Bernardino County’s Gateway Mock Trial Program was honored as part of the 2016 CSAC Challenge Awards, which recognize the most innovative best practices developed by California Counties. Please click here to watch a brief video about the program.

Law Day celebrates the role of law in our society and cultivates a deeper understanding of the legal profession. The first Law Day was established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 1961, Congress designated May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day by issuing a joint resolution. Since

Individuals with outstanding traffic infractions and low-level misdemeanors may be eligible to perform community service instead of jail time and/or fines. Community Plea is a joint collaboration with Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC), San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, and San Bernardino

San Bernardino County won a 2016 Achievement Award for Gateway Mock Trial Program Dear Ms. Phyllis K. Morris,The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant San Bernardino County a 2016 Achievement Award for its program titled “Gateway Mock Trial Program” in the category of Children and Youth.Congratulations to

San Bernardino County wins a 2016 Achievement Award for Law Day Program Dear Ms. Phyllis K. Morris,The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to grant San Bernardino County a 2016 Achievement Award for its program titled “Law Day Program” in the category of Children and Youth.Congratulations to everyone involved,

On May 1, 2015 at the CPDA (California Public Defender’s Association) convention on Friday evening, Oakland Marriott Civic Center, in Oakland, CA, the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office will receive the Program of the Year Award for REBAR—Removing Every Barrier and Rehabilitating. REBAR encompasses our efforts in three areas: Re-Entry Assistance Program

Making Attendance a Priority (MAP) is a collaborative, grant-funded program designed by the Public Defender’s Office to reduce truancy in the City of San Bernardino. MAP assigns a social services practitioner to visit families of truant students in their homes on a weekly basis to address issues leading to the child’s