OPD Fights for Full City Appropriation

OPD made its case before City Council Wednesday, November 7 for our full appropriation in the Mayor's 2013 budget.  Mayor Landrieu is proposing a $400,000 cut - 32% of our previous appropriation - far less than proposed cuts to the District Attorney and other criminal justice entities. 

The job of the Public Defender is crucial to the success of the criminal justice system.  You can only prosecute as fast as you can defend.  OPD provides defense for 85% of the clients at Tulane and Broad.  That $400,000 goes a long way to ensure those services stay in tact. 

What does it all mean? 

Browse through our presentation and read our clarifications from the hearing

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