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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Collaborative Courts
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Restorative Justice
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Caregivers & Families
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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!


Clean Slate Project (Santa Cruz)
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, September 12, 2024 4:00 PM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, September 12, 2024 6:00 PM
Recurring Event:
Recurring Event On the Second Thursday of the month until 3/13/2025 (total 13 events)
Normal Priority
Santa Cruz
420 May Avenue, Santa Cruz

Is your criminal record holding you back? We might be able to help.


¿Sus antecedentes penales le impiden seguir adelante? Es posible que podamos ayudar.


Dismissals / Despidos

Sealing of Arrest Records / Sellado de registros de arresto

Reduction of Felony to Misdemeanor / Reducción de un delito grave a un delito menor

Termination of PC 290 Registration / Peticiones de terminación del registro de delincuentes sexuales


Santa Cruz

In person hours 

Horas en persono

2nd Thursday of Each Month

2nd jeuves de cada mes

4pm to 6pm

420 May Avenue 


Owned by Edward Willey On Wednesday, February 21, 2024