As reported by The New Yorker in their article “How a New Approach to Public Defense Is Overcoming Mass Incarceration,” a pilot program aimed at joining public defenders with other professionals to advocate for defendants getting reduced or, in some cases, dropped charges.

“The advocates would be trained in storytelling so they could write a persuasive account of a defendant’s circumstances, and would help them navigate social services, find housing, enroll in benefits programs, and in other ways stabilize their lives.,” The New Yorker said.

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