Defendants must complete approx. 200 discrete tasks during their legal proceeding
73% of County Public Defenders offices exceed federal recommendations for cases per lawyer
Black defendants in Cuyahoga County are held in jail at a rate 6.4x that of white defendants
"It is imperative that every defendant have a comprehensive understanding of the criminal process and how it relates to their particular case. Failure to ensure this will inevitably lead to injustice..."
“I went into my pretrial hearing with no idea what was going to happen, it all felt so rushed.”
“I have no idea what I'm being charged for and what might happen to me, I'm scared."
“I felt railroaded at every step of my case. I was locked up with no control or understanding of what was happening and why.”
“I needed a guide, my public defender was not enough. No one had time to answer my questions or consider my thoughts.”
“This is the first felony I’m facing and I can’t get a job while this case is open."