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