What We Offer

Gideon’s Promise strengthens public defenders by providing comprehensive resources that improve the quality of representation for the clients and communities they serve.


The curriculum of Gideon’s Promise is a combination of training and partnership programs that are uniquely designed to strengthen public defenders at all career levels and law school students considering a career in public defense.


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The Gideon’s Promise curriculum was developed to provide public defenders with a community of peers they could rely on for support, encouragement and inspiration.


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Leadership Development

The Gideon’s Promise program model represents an innovative approach to the practice of public defense in America.  As such, all participants are groomed to expand their capacity to assume leadership roles in their public defender systems.

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“Public defenders have largely been ignored in the national conversation around criminal justice reform.”

Jonathan Rapping — Founder & President, Gideon's Promise
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