Our Philosophy

We believe most criminal behavior to be symptomatic of psychological, social, and environmental dynamics coalescing in the life of the individual. We believe addressing the underlying concerns that led an individual to the criminal justice system not only produces better legal outcomes, but also empowers clients and strengthens communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance a fair and just process for indigent individuals impacted by the criminal justice system through system building, research and evaluation, community outreach, education, and legal advocacy.

Our Vision

We envision a criminal justice system that employs an evidence-based, inter-disciplinary approach to indigent defense representation, ensuring a just and empowering process for clients and marginalized communities.