2015 CPDA Award - Removing Every Barrier & Rehabilitating (REBAR)
On May 1, 2015 at the CPDA (California Public Defender's Association) convention on Friday evening, Oakland Marriott Civic Center, in Oakland, CA, the San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office will receive the Program of the Year Award for REBAR—Removing Every Barrier and Rehabilitating. REBAR encompasses our efforts in 3 areas :
1) Re-Entry Assistance Program at Day Reporting Centers and other community re-entry events
2) Community Outreach
3) Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) team
We have achieved success in these areas because of each and every employee of the San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office. I commend you for your unwavering commitment, passion, and advocacy in rendering public service through criminal defense representation to the residents of San Bernardino County in a holistic manner.
The first is our award letter from CPDA and the second is the nomination application that was written by our awesome Chief Deputy Thomas Sone.
Deputy Public Defender's Julie Neal & Paula Martinez Bike for MS - Raising Over $8,000
| Our office, in collaboration with Abundant Living
Family Church and Non-Profit organizer Jiles Smith, is holding a criminal record/traffic fine clearing event on 11/15/14. The event will be held at Abundant Living Family Church in Hesperia from 9am – 2pm or later.
New President-Elect of the Richard T. Fields Bar Association - Paulette Ward
Paulette Ward is an Attorney with the Law Offices of the Public Defender, County of San Bernardino. She been with the Public Defender’s Office for over three (3) years. She handles a felony assignment caseload, which includes taking cases to trial. Ms. Ward received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in pre-law from California State University, Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of West Los Angeles, School of Law. Ms. Ward currently serves as the president-elect of the Richard T. Fields Bar Association.
The Richard T. Fields Bar Association (RTFBA) was founded in 2010. The mission of RTFBA is to represent the interest of African American Attorneys in the Inland Empire (IE). Moreover, in addition to representing the interest of African American attorneys, RTFBA promotes pipeline initiatives to increase the number of youth of color in the IE to pursue careers in the legal profession and to promote justice for communities of color in the IE
Tukwet Canyon Golf Club, Beaumont, CA
CASA of San Bernardino, Enhancing Forwarding Action, Inc., & the San Bernardino County Public Defender's Office worked together in a collaborative effort to raise funds by hosting their 5th Annual Golf Tournament to enhance the lives and advocate for our community’s children and families in the areas of stability (foster care), hope, and obesity prevention (fitness & nutrition). The event was held on October 24, 2014.