My occupation is Incumbent Public Defender.
My qualifications are:
I have been honored to serve as your Public Defender for the past sixteen years. Each year, our dedicated staff provides zealous, effective and compassionate legal representation to over 20,000 San Franciscans, and upholds our nation’s Bill of Rights and Constitution.
I am proud that our office is one of the best and most innovative in the country. Our recent achievements include:
• Establishing a bail unit to reform the money bail system
• Providing legal assistance to detained immigrants facing deportation
• 24/7 legal advice lifeline for children
• Eliminating unfair criminal fines and fees
I have also worked to improve the quality of life for all San Franciscans through social justice programs that help prevent crime. Our Clean Slate and prisoner reentry programs have helped thousands of people turn their lives around. Our award winning juvenile justice programs, including MAGIC and Legal Education Advocacy Program (LEAP), keep kids in school.
We have received national, statewide and local awards from the American Bar Association, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the California Public Defenders Association, the SF Lawyers’ Committee, and the Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Committee’s Managerial Excellence Awards.
I greatly appreciate your vote and support.
For more information, visit www.jeffadachi2018.com.