The Understaffing of Public Defender's Offices in CA

Posted on December 19, 2017 in blog • Tagged with visualization, R, ggplot, criminal justice

Public Defender's Offices are extremely understaffed - this post looks specifically at California, and compares the size of the District Attorney's Office vs. the size of the Public Defender's Office in California counties. Despite handling ~80% of serious criminal cases, the median Public Defender's Office in California counties has just 43% the number of employees of the District Attorney's Office.

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