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WorthWhile Orgs
Worthwhile ORGS
Learn about organizations leading the work on public defense issues.

"The National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) engages all public defense professionals into a clear and focused voice to address the systemic failure to provide the constitutional right to counsel, and to collaborate with diverse partners for solutions that bring meaningful access to justice for poor people."

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Gideon's Promise

"We envision a nation where every person has access to zealous, outstanding legal representation necessary to ensure “equal justice for all” in the criminal justice arena."

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Silicon Valley De-Bug

"Silicon Valley De-Bug is a community organizing, advocacy, and a multimedia storytelling organization based out of San José, California. Since its inception in 2001, De-Bug has been a platform for Silicon Valley's diverse communities to impact the political, cultural, and social landscape of the region, while also becoming a nationally recognized model for community-based justice work."

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Partners for JusticE

"Together we advocate for justice, serve communities, and support people trapped by the criminal legal system."

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"NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal legal system. NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal legal system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level."

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Gault Center

"To promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in youth defense."

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6th Amendment Center

"The right to counsel under the U.S. Constitution is actually a fairly simple concept. If you are charged with a crime for which you face potential time in jail, then you have the constitutional right to have a lawyer to assist you in your defense. And if you can’t afford to hire that lawyer on your own, then the government must provide you with a qualified attorney at public expense."

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Deason Center

"The Deason Center brings a Stats and Stories approach to criminal legal reform. The Stats: We collect, analyze, and assess the hard data that drive smart, sane, and sensible criminal justice reform. The Stories: We uncover, recount, and amplify the stories of people who live, work, and struggle in our criminal justice system. Together, our Stats and Stories make a compelling case for change."

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For the 6th

"This is a campaign to save public defense and end user pay in Louisiana."

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"NLADA is America's oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel."

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Amplify Campaign

Digital toolkits to downloadable social posts, stickers, and more.

Worthwhile Orgs

Links to recommended organizations working on public defense issues.

Speaking Out

Current news about the movement of defense.

Video Archive

Collection of videos from defenders describing their work.
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