The Center for Holistic Defense Training and Technical Sites

The Center for Holistic Defense provides in-depth, hands-on support or technical assistance to individual offices and defender systems seeking concrete guidance in realizing the vision of holistic defense.

Each year, The Center for Holistic Defense releases a Request for Proposals (RFP), soliciting applications from defender offices nationwide to receive six months of in-depth technical assistance. For information and updates on the upcoming RFP process, check here.

Current and Past Technical Assistance Sites


Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office | Tulsa, OK
Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender | Augusta, GA
Muskegon County Public Defender Office | Muskegon, MI
Alaska Public Defender Agency | Anchorage, AK
Dutchess County Public Defender | Poughkeepsie, NY


The Maricopa County Office of the Legal Defender | Phoenix, AZ
The Ninth Circuit Public Defender Office | Charleston, SC
The Yolo County Public Defender Office | Woodland, CA
The Thurston County Office of Assigned Counsel | Olympia, WA


The Alameda County Public Defender Office | Oakland, CA
The ArchCity Defenders | St. Louis, MO
The Jefferson County Public Defender | Birmingham, AL
The Office of the Public Defender | Atlanta, GA
The Santa Clara County Public Defender Office | San Jose, CA
The Shelby County Public Defender Office | Memphis, TN


East Bay Community Law Center | Berkeley, CA
Maryland Office of the Public Defender | Baltimore, MD
Mecklenburg County Public Defender | Charlotte, NC


Harris County Public Defender | Houston, TX
Tribal Defender of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes | Pablo, MT
Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts | Massachusetts


The Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office | Knoxville, TN
The Wisconsin State Public Defender | Wisconsin
The Washoe County Public Defender | Reno, NV