What's New Archive

Jessica Hamilton gardening strawberries Public Defender Supports the Transitional Age Youth Center Garden
With assistance and donations of time and financial contributions from the staff members of the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, the kids at the San Bernardino TAY Center created their new garden.

Asia Williamson is honored Shine a Light on Child Abuse Award
San Bernardino County Children Network’s Annual “Shine a Light on Child Abuse” awarded our Social Worker Asia Williamson for her work with our kids in placement.

Phyllis and Dale talk to women Community Outreach – Women’s Health Faire 2010
On March 6 we participated in Public Health’s annual Women and Children’s Health Faire at the Victorville fairgrounds by manning a table, handing out literature and answering questions from the public. Our department donated a stroller and car seat for the Faire’s raffle.

4th Annual State of the Office Meeting 4th Annual State of the Office Meeting
On March 17, 2010 Public Defender staff from all over the county attended the 4th Annual State of the Office Meeting and discussed our successes, as well as our challenges and opportunities for the coming year.

Open House Administrative Office Open House and Training Room Dedication
On December 1, 2009 we held our Open House commemorating the completion and opening of our new Administration office, and to name our state of the art training room after Joseph D. Canty, a veteran Deputy Public Defender who passed away in June 2007.

Public Defender Logo 50th Anniversary Commemorative Video
A collection of interviews of some who have worked in our county justice system during the Public Defender's first 50 years. Click here to view the video.

Board Resolution Board Resolution
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors commemorated the Public Defender's 50th Anniversary with a Board Resolution recognizing our important work. Since 1959 the Public Defender has handled more than 1.27 million cases.

50th Anniversary Celebration Public Defender's 50th Anniversary Celebration
On September 26, 2009 friends and colleagues celebrated the Public Defender's 50th Anniversary.

New Deputy Graduation New Deputy Graduation June 2009
New Deputy Public Defenders recently graduated our intensive training program, and are now ready and eager to defend our clients!

Volleyball Tournament
2009 County Picnic Volleyball Tournament
In June the Public Defender sponsored the 2009 County Picnic Volleyball Tournament, and our team won second place!

Public Defender Annual Report
2008 Public Defender Report
Please click here to view the 2008 Public Defender Report.

Community Outreach Efforts
The Public Defender extends a helping hand in community outreach programs. Our recent efforts helped hundreds of community members close minor old matters that had been preventing them from obtaining employment, education and developing as productive citizens.

Chaffey Resolution
Chaffey Joint Union High School District Superintendent Matthew Holton presented a Certificate of Appreciation for the Public Defender's "commitment to the education of our students in the criminal justice system and their constitutional rights..."

Misdemeanor Trials Increased
Between fiscal years 2005-2006 and 2007-2008, the Department tripled the number of jury trials completed by our misdemeanor Deputy Public Defenders.

Donations to St. Anne's Mission

DPD Eric Teti, SDPD Susan Starbuck and CDPD John Zitny delivering donations to St. Anne’s Mission, Navajo Reservation, Klagatoh, Az.


2008 State of the Office Meeting

2008 State of the Office Meeting all staff gathered together to celebrate successes and plan for the future of the department.


The Public Defender 2007 Annual Report

Please click here to view the Annual Report.


New Deputy Public Defenders New Deputy Public Defenders

The March 2008 Graduates of the New Deputy Training celebrate joining the team and completing our rigorous training. These new Deputies are now in court fighting for their clients’ rights.


Community Outreach Community Outreach

The Public Defender participates in many community outreach events. Pictured here are Public Defender staff members who volunteered at a recent community health and safety fair to answer questions from community members.


New Deputy Public Defenders New Deputy Public Defenders
On September 20, 2007, the largest training class graduated the New Deputy Training. These new, highly trained defenders eagerly began their courtroom duties on September 21, 2007.

New Administration Office New Administration Office
On August 20, 2007, the Public Defender Administration office moved to the newly renovated County building at 303 West 3rd Street, San Bernardino.