Public Defense Pilot Program


Background

The Budget Act of 2021 (Senate Bill 129) established the Public Defense Pilot Program. Public Defense Pilot Program funds must be utilized for indigent defense providers, including public defenders, alternate defenders, and other qualifying entities that provide indigent defense in criminal matters for the purposes of workload associated with the provisions in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 1170 of, and Sections 1170.95, 1473.7, and 3051 of, the Penal Code.

 

Request for Applications Information

From October 4, 2021 to January 14, 2022, California counties were invited to apply for the Public Defense Pilot Program Request for Applications for a grant period running from March 1, 2022 to March 1, 2025.

 

March 10-11, 2022 Public Defense Pilot Program Grantee Orientation

Agenda

Section 1:  Welcome and Grant Overviews – Powerpoint Slidesopens PDF file

Section 2:  Administrative Overviews – Powerpoint Slidesopens PDF file

File 1: Grant Admin Guideopens PDF file

File 2: Grant Application Instructions & Agreement Sampleopens PDF file

Section 3:  Fiscal Responsibilities – Powerpoint Slidesopens PDF file

File 1: Invoice Workbookopens EXCEL file

File 2: Salaries and Benefits Worksheetopens EXCEL file

File 3: Supporting Document Checklistopens WORD file

File 4: Desk Review Instructionsopens PDF file

Section 4:  Data Collection & Evaluation Requirements – Introduction by Rand

Section 5:  Program Responsibilities – Powerpoint slidesopens PDF file

File 1: CMV PDF

Public Defense Pilot Program Orientation Video - March 10-11, 2022

Orientation Video 1 of 2

Orientation Video 2 of 2

 

April 19, 2022 Public Defense Pilot Program Data and Evaluation Orientation

Orientation Agenda

  • Introductions
  • PDP Pilot Grant Reporting Requirements Overview
    • Overview of the progress report development process
    • Review progress report submission schedule
  • PDP Pilot Grant Progress Report Templates
    • Baseline report – review and examples
    • Biannual narrative report – review and examples
    • Biannual quantitative report – review and examples
  • Questions and Answers

Public Defense Pilot Program Data and Evaluation Orientation Video

Data and Evaluation Orientation Presentationopens PDF file