Stories

Stories told from the perspectives of Advocates, Public
Defenders, clients, and more.

Santa Cruz advocates in the news

As Santa Cruz transforms how it provides public defense, PFJ client advocates play a key role in the movement.
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This Ride Could Change Your Life

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Delco Advocates featured on NPR

The amazing client advocate team in Delaware County, Pennsylvania was featured in March by WHYY, Philadelphia's NPR station.
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Small Tasks, Big Results

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Walking Out With Housing And A Job

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PFJ's Tribal Defense Team in the News

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Eliminating Incarceration 87% of the Time

Our staggering new data on mitigation
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Attorneys Weigh In on PFJ

Across the country, PFJ Advocates are earning attorney accolades
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PFJ Philadelphia Makes the News

Partners for Justice is expanding to Philly, bringing ‘bureaucracy doulas’ to the court system
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PFJ LA In The News!

Meet our client Jasmin
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Well-Equipped Public Defenders Can Help Reduce Recidivism

In a perspective with Law360, co-founder Emily Galvin-Almanza makes the case for defenders as a vital anti-recidivism resource
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Congratulations to our Delco Team!

Advocates in Delco Earn Statewide Praise
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From University of Idaho to Tyre Nichols, here's what we get wrong about public safety

An analysis of what we get wrong in safety policy
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Incarcerated People Face a Higher Risk from Hurricanes

Climate change's first impact will be felt by those incarcerated
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To prevent wrongful convictions, invest in public defense solutions

Defenders stand between people & the nightmare of wrongful conviction
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Memo to Policymakers: Don’t Let Emotion Drive Crime Policy

Feelings about facts are not as good as facts themselves.
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Delco Public Defender’s Office to join forces with national Partners for Justice

WHYY covered PFJ's next lauch
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Mental Health Matters

Advocates Carolina Arango and Carly Frieders on why mental health matters
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Advocate Ivy Harris on Judge Jackson's nomination

Ivy Harris on KBJ
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Derwyn Bunton

Orleans Chief Defender Derwyn Bunton
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Changing Paths to Power

Stop making prosecution a pre-requisite to power
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PFJ in the ABA Journal

10 Questions with Emily Galvin Almanza
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Victories in Yolo

New to the job but already making an impact
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Unforgiving Towing Fines Deepen Inequality

Towing fees are intractable--and cementing poverty.
Addie Gilson
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Oakland, California
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On Yom Kippur, a Return

In a season of reflection and renewal, what can the past reveal about how we engage with our present?
Emily Galvin Almanza
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Public Defenders Can Do More

PFJ in the Washington Post
Emily Galvin-Almanza, Co-Founder and Executive Director
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What Persistence Looks Like in Finding Liberty

The systems we rely on don't work. So Advocates work harder.
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Courtrooms are Dehumanizing and Toxic. But Judges Can Change Their Space.

"The language of courtroom proceedings also works to otherize and separate these people from their humanity."
Emily Galvin Almanza, Founder and Co-Executive Director
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How Good Policies Fail & What We’re Doing About It

"On his own, the client would not have been able to navigate all these challenges successfully."
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Alice

"The Advocate made a successful case for Alice."
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Brendon Woods

“In short, these advocates have been game changers.”
Brendon Woods, Alameda County Public Defender
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Oakland, California
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Showing up for Love and Justice

"With love."
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Break the cycle of re-arrest

"PFJ Advocate was able to break the cycle of re-arrest."
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Affordable housing

"Returning to homelessness would be lethal for him."
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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

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