• This graphic says it all, designed for public defenders, by Legal Aid Society public defender Celia Givens. Used with permission.

  • Ohio State Public Defender Tim Young presents at an annual NAPD Executive Leadership Institute. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt

  • San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi leads a protest in response to police killings in the Bay area. Photo (c) Jeff Adachi 

  • NAPD members hard at work. Photo (c) Lorinda Youngcourt

  • Hamilton County (OH) public defenders provide expungement services to their clients. 

  • In the wake of protests over justice for Freddie Gray, Baltimore public defenders arrive at the jail house to provide counsel for arrested protesters. Photo (c) Katie D'Adamo

  • Louisiana public defender Mark Plaisance argues for the retroactive application of Miller before the US Supreme Court. Image used with permission (c) Art Lien/www.courtartist.com

  • The struggle to end excessive workloads was the galvanizing issue for NAPD's formation; Orleans Public Defenders take their struggle to prime time. Photo used with permission.


NAPD supports public defenders, assisgned counsel, and all other public defense advocates as they struggle to fight for their clients' rights and safety during the Covid-19 process. We have amassed significant resources and encourage you to use them in your work and share them widely. As a virtual organiztaion, NAPD is ready to support online training, connection and wellness strategies, so reach out! We are stronger together.   Public Defenders are first responders for justice.
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