What We Do

Defense of the Accused
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Clean Slate
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Early Representation
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Post-Conviction Relief
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Reentry Support
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Holistic Defense
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Youth
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Collaborative Courts
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Restorative Justice
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Diversion
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Immigration
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Caregivers & Families
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Welcome

As the first Public Defender of Santa Cruz County, I am honored to lead a team of defenders who are fiercely committed to client-centered representation. In all that we do, we strive to dignify our clients' experiences, amplify their voices, and honor their humanity. We understand that exceptional defense is not “one size fits all.” Our defense teams combine aggressive courtroom advocacy with holistic representation to reduce recidivism, reduce incarceration, and offer real solutions to the root causes of system involvement. We are working together with our clients and community to build a model defense agency that promotes equal justice for all. Thank you for your support!

Calendar

Meet the Public Defender (Santa Cruz)
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, August 8, 2024 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, August 8, 2024 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event On the Second Thursday of the month until 1/9/2025 (total 12 events)
Importance:
Normal Priority
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Location:
420 May Avenue, Santa Cruz
Description:

MEET THE PUBLIC DEFENDER

 

What do you think?

 

Public defense is a community effort. Schedule a 15-minute appointment with Public Defender Heather Rogers to suggest something, offer feedback, learn more about our services, or just say "hi." Virtual or in-person.

 

SANTA CRUZ

420 May Ave

2nd Thursday of Each Month

Noon to 1 p.m.

 

Watsonville

315 Main Street, Ste. 204

4th Thursday of Each Month

Noon to 1 p.m.

 

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 

Phone: 831-454-3500

Email: PDO@santacruzcountyca.gov

 

SE HABLA ESPAÑOL

Owned by Edward Willey On Thursday, January 25, 2024

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