The Washao County Public Defender’s Office located in Reno, Nevada, represents indigent defendants who have committed offenses within the county and are entitled to representation under Nevada Law. The Washoe County Public Defender’s Office has 61 full-time employees, including 36 full-time Attorneys. In addition, the office currently employs 8 Investigators, a Mitigation Specialist, and 16 support staff. The Washoe County Public Defender’s Office represents indigent persons in criminal cases, juvenile proceedings, involuntary commitment hearings, parental termination petitions, parole hearings at the Nevada Department of Corrections, and persons involved in juvenile and family drug court, and more. The mission of the office is to protect and defend the rights of indigent people in Washoe County by providing them access to justice through professional legal representation. Furthermore, with innovative and aggressive trial work, the Washoe County Public Defender’s Office strives to be a community-based defender organization. They also provide educational services to the community on various topics, including accessing mental health resources and helping juveniles deal with police encounters. For any clarification on Washao County Public Defender’s Office services, reach out to them using the contact information.