New Ways To Fix Old Problems

The Missouri Public Defender System is using a new approach that is designed to prevent poor people from committing crimes and going to jail. The system’s Holistic Defense Services focuses more on the root causes of criminal involvement. Director Mary Fox says the system takes on about 60-thousand cases each year…

The Holistic Defense Services help to connect clients to community-based social services; provide advocacy in clients’ cases; help clients to find jobs; among other things.

(From Missourinet)