Awards and Achievements
The Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office is a national leader in the fields of criminal and juvenile justice. The Office has originated many innovative ideas and approaches in these fields and initated strategic collaborations with stakeholders in the adult and juvenile justice systems at the national, state and local levels that have resulted in more effective legal and holistic representation of our clients and culminated in award winning recognition.
In the process of providing high quality legal representation to clients in a cost effective manner, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office also devotes its resources to facilitate broad justice system improvements for all of its clients. This includes best and promising practice programs and initiatives designed to produce positive lifestyle oucomes for children, their families and the communities in which they reside. The Public Defender actively participates, often in a leadership role, in numerous criminal justice inter-agency committees and projects designed to focus on the issues faced by communities at risk. Such inter-agency collaborations craft creative solutions to effectively resolve those issues by addressing the root causes of criminal/delinquent behavior. The Public Defender recognizes that effective holistic advocacy can only occur in the context of understanding the unique needs of the individual client, including the developmental, educational, psychological and sociological history of each individual represented.
Listed below is a representative sample of Distinguished Awards that the Office has received for innovation, productivity, vision and service excellence. (Click on each tab to view the awards for each category.)
|NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES (NACO) AWARDS
PRODUCTIVITY AND INVESTMENT FUND GRANTS
|CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES (CSAC)
LA COMMISSION FOR WOMEN - WOMEN OF THE YEAR
NATIONAL LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION