Public Defender Offices

Gideon’s Promise partner public defender offices are those that have committed public defenders, managers and directors to participate in the organization’s entire curriculum.


Statewide Public Defender Partners

In addition to individual public defender offices throughout the country, the Gideon’s Promise program model has also been adopted by statewide public defender systems to include the following:

Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Texas Indigent Defense Commission


Affiliate Offices

Gideon’s Promise affiliate public defender offices are those that have committed public defenders, managers and directors to participate in selected portions of the organization’s curriculum.

8th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
Tazewell, TN

10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office
Anderson, SC

8th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
Tazewell, TN

Albany County Office of the Public Defender
Albany, NY

Albemarle-Charlottesville Public Defender Office
Charlottesville, WV

Alexandria Public Defender Office
Alexandria, VA

Arlington Public Defender Office
Arlington, VA

Bedford Public Defender Office
Bedford, VA

Berrien County Public Defenders Office
St. Joseph, MI

Bexar County Public Defender’s Office
San Antonio, TX

California Public Defenders Association
Sacramento, CA

Canyon County Public Defender’s Office
Caldwell, ID

Chesapeake Public Defender Office
Chesapeake, VA

Cochise County Legal Defender’s Office
Sierra Vista, AZ

Danville Public Defender Office
Danville, VA

Defender Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Fairfax Public Defender Office
Fairfax, VA

Federal Defender’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina
Asheville, NC

Forrest County Public Defender’s Office
Hattiesburg, MS

Franklin Public Defender Office
Franklin, VA

Halifax Public Defender Office
South Boston, VA

Hampton Public Defender Office
Hampton, VA

Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office
Minneapolis, MN

Idaho Public Defense Commission
Boise, ID

Indiana Public Defender Council
Indianapolis, IN

Jackson County Public Defenders Office
Pascagoula, MS

King County Department of Public Defense
Seattle, WA

Law Offices of the Los Angeles County Public Defender
Los Angeles, CA

Leesburg Public Defender Office
Leesburg, VA

Lynchburg Public Defender Office
Lynchburg, VA

Martinsville Public Defender Office*
Martinsville, VA

Metropolitan Public Defender Portland Office
Portland, OR

Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
Lansing, MI

Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
Lansing, MI

Missouri Public Defender System District 23 Hillsboro Trial Office
Hillsboro, MO

Missouri Public Defender System
Columbia, MO

New Jersey State Office of the Public Defender
Trenton, NJ

Norfolk Public Defender Office
Norfolk, VA

North Carolina Court System Office of Indigent Defense Services
Durham, NC

Office of the Alameda County Public Defender
Oakland, CA

Office of the Chief Public Defender
Hartford, CT

Office of the Public Defender – Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa, AL

Office of the Public Defender for the 6th Judicial Circuit
Clearwater, FL

Office of the Public Defender of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, PA

Office of the State Public Defender for Mississippi
Jackson, MS

Office of the Territorial Public Defender
St. Thomas, USVI

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office
Statesboro, GA

Petersburg Public Defender Office
Petersburg, VA

Pima County Public Defender’s Office
Tucson, AZ

Public Defender’s Office of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit*
Brunswick, GA

Pulaski Public Defender Office*
Pulaski, VA

Roanoke Public Defender Office
Roanoke, VA

Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office
Sacramento, CA

Santa Barbara County Office of the Public Defender
Santa Barbara, CA

South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense
Columbia, SC

Staunton Public Defender Office
Staunton, VA

Suffolk Public Defender Office
Suffolk, VA

The Legal Aid Society
New York, NY

Virginia Beach Public Defender Office
Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Richmond, VA

Warrentown Public Defender Office
Warrentown, VA

Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender
Ann Arbor, MI

Winchester Public Defender Office
Winchester, VA

Yavapai County Public Defender’s Office
Prescott, AZ


Partner Law Schools

Gideon’s Promise serves as a critical pipeline between distinguished law schools and partner public defense offices, ensuring the next generation of public defenders. The organization partner law schools include: