Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is a federally funded program that offers legal services to families in need. Their mission is to ensure that indigent individuals and families have access to quality litigation services and legal counsel when they are facing incarceration. The majority of their work centers on assistance for individuals with pending criminal charges. Those individuals who qualify for public counsel in the District of Columbia are eligible to receive services through the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In addition to legal services for pending charges, the organization published a comprehensive volume on successful reentry in the District of Columbia community. This book compiles more than 900 pages of advice from experts in reentry, as well as a vast list of resources for individuals facing barriers to reintegration after incarceration. For more information or to request representation, individuals can contact the organization directly.