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1 FY Proposed Budget June 2016 Presented by: Brendon Woods, Public Defender

2 To zealously protect and defend the rights of our clients through compassionate and inspired legal representation of the highest quality, in pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all.

3 The Public Defender is the primary defense attorney for indigent individuals accused of crimes or otherwise facing potential incarceration or loss of liberty. For these individuals, legal representation at public expense is mandated by the: US Constitution CA Constitution County Charter

4 If the Public Defender has a legal or ethical conflict of interest the case is referred to the Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP), which operates pursuant to a contract administered by the County Administrator. The Indigent Defense budget also includes expenses for defendants represented by CAAP.

5 The Public Defender provides defense services for the following: Defendants whose charges expose them to a possible punishment of death Defendants accused of felony crimes Defendants accused of misdemeanor crimes Minors prosecuted in juvenile delinquency court and in adult court

6 FY Financial Summary Approved Budget MOE Budget Change From Amount % Appropriations $36,271,953 $39,126,064 $2,854, % Revenues $1,210,664 $1,426,568 $215, % Net County Cost $35,061,289 $37,699,496 $2,638, % FTE - Mgmt % FTE - Non-Mgmt % Total FTE %

7 Major Components of Net County Cost (NCC) Change COMPONENT NCC CHANGE Salary and Employee Benefits $2,143,177 ISF Adjustments $502,584 Increase to DS & S $208,350 Increase to Revenue $-215,904 TOTAL $2,638,207

8 Appropriations by Major Object $4,451,156 $975,471 Salary & Employee Benefits 87% Non-Discretionary Services & Supplies 11% $34,504,537 Discretionary Services & Supplies 2% Intra Fund Transfer -$805,100 Net Appropriation: $39,126,064

9 Revenues by Source $367,568 $1,059,000 Fund Development, Charges for Services and Other 74% State Aid 26% Total Revenue: $1,426,568

10 Indigent Defense Combined Public Defender and Contracted Indigent Defense Services (CAAP) APPROVED BUDGET NET COUNTY COST MOE BUDGET REVENUE NET COUNTY COST NET COUNTY COST CHANGE FROM AMOUNT % Public Defender $36,271,953 $35,061,289 $39,126,064 $1,426,568 $37,699,496 $2,638, % CAAP $6,754,106 $6,369,106 $6,813,132 $385,000 $6,428,132 $59, % TOTAL INDIGENT DEFENSE $43,026,059 $41,430,395 $45,939,196 $1,811,568 $44,127,628 $2,697, %

11 Case Load and Type FY ACTUALS FY PROJECTED FY PROJECTED TOTAL FILES OPENED 39,865 38,460 39,900 FY PROJECTED % OF CASES Felony 10,259 9,980 10, % Misdemeanor 22,469 22,374 23, % Juvenile 1,953 1,620 1, % Civil/Commitment 1,508 1,208 1, % Clean Slate 2,293 2,058 2, % Parole/PRCS 1,383 1,221 1, % *Conflicts Declared 3,786 3,775 3, % *Conflicts are also included in the caseload and types listed above

12 Attorney Workload Currently represent 70 individuals charged with homicides Accepted 37 new homicide cases Felony lawyers handle approximately 222 cases per attorney per year Misdemeanor lawyers handle approximately 462 cases per attorney per year 18 Investigators completed 3,816 investigations requests Served 1,916 subpoenas

13 Grant and Fund Development Secured $750,000 this year Secured $87,000 last year Rosenberg Foundation Supporting Immigration Representation Initiative Department of Justice Smart Defense Initiative Supporting Improving Public Defense The California Endowment Supporting Proposition 47 Defense Outreach & Services $400,000 $25,000 $250,000 $75,000 District 3 Fiscal Management Reward Funds Supporting Learn Your Rights in California (LYRIC)

14 Homeless and Caring Court: Parole Reentry Court Served nearly 500 clients Accepted nearly 100 new highrisk parolees Juvenile Girls Court: Veterans Treatment Court Represented 65 young women

15 Success in 68% of cases that went to trial Success in 50% of felony cases that went to trial Success in 76% of misdemeanor cases that went to trial

16 Proposition 47 Since passing on November 4, 2014: Filed over 2,100 petitions 90% of petitions granted More than 1,500 cases waiting to be filed Approximately 8,000 people in community who are still eligible We have increased the number of petitions being filed from 45 per week to 100 per week. All petitions must be filed by November 4, 2017

17 Visibility and Accessibility LYRIC on NPR KQED Ashland Cherryland FamFest Contra Costa County Stand Down on the Delta Youth Uprising 10 Year Anniversary LYRIC Press Event at Oakland High School Malcolm X Jazz Festival

18 Visibility and Accessibility National Night Out Reentry Expo at Santa Rita Jail Prop 47 Bay Area Working Group HAART Clinic Fun Day City Hall Public Safety Meeting DAPA/DACA America Immigration Fair Juneteenth Festival Prop 47 RAP Sheet Day The Mentoring Center Immigration and Prop 47 Forum

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20 Improving Services to Clients A conflict exists when we represent a co-defendant or witness on a case, preventing us from being able to accept a new client on the related case. 7,000 6,406 6,000 Reduced the number of cases referred to Court Appointed Council for Indigent Defense from 6,406 to 3,786 between 2010 and ,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 3,786 1,

21 Immigration Representation Initiative First Public Defender s Office in California to implement Immigration Representation unit within the office Provided immigration advice in approximately 1,700 criminal proceedings Assisted undocumented youth in applying for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status based on abuse, neglect or abandonment by parents Public Defender Program of the Year, 2016 California Public Defender s Association

22 Assists clients in obtaining or improving employment opportunities and access to housing and other services Cases handled since inception: 2,956 Motions granted since inception: 2,751 Current open cases: 1,728 Motions filed in 2015: 1, : 2015:

23 To date, served approximately 300 clients Court accepted 73% of our treatment plans in lieu of incarceration 93% of clients who received treatment plans did not recidivate

24 Teaching high school students their constitutional rights Educated approximately 3,000 high school students

25 LYRIC Six high school students joining us as LYRIC Interns this summer

26 This Year s Goals Increase professional development Upgrade infrastructure Uniform representation at arraignment Improve juvenile representation VERTICAL REPRESENTATION

27 Unrepresented at arraignment Lost in system Unclear who her attorney is Pending criminal case Drug addiction Mental health issues Immigration consequences Children Housing Employment Clean slate

28 Alameda County Public Defender East Bay Community Law Center

29 Thank you

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