The Public Defender’s Office offers three programs that educate our community about the consequences of arrests, pleas, convictions and adjudications with the goal of encouraging positive outcomes and helping ex-offenders regain lost rights and successfully reintegrate into the community. Learn more about our involvement in the community.
The Consequences Aren’t Minor is a program that educates kids and parents about the serious consequences of an arrest, plea, conviction or adjudication, as well as involvement with the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Young people can be involved with the juvenile justice system after a negative encounter with the police. Play it Smart is a program that teaches kids about their rights and how to effectively interact with police.