San Francisco Public Defender

Clean Slate

Contact Simin Shamji (Director Specialty Courts and Reentry Programs)
Address 555 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone (415) 553-9316
Fax (415) 575-8837
Hours M-F: 8am-5pm; Clean Slate Walk-In Clinics Every Tuesday 9am-11am
Email simin.shamji@sfgov.org
Website www.sfpublicdefender.org
Target Individuals who have a criminal history record.
Additional Languages Spanish, Mandarian, Cantonese, Samoan

The Clean Slate Program helps individuals clear criminal records so that they may overcome lifetime barriers to obtaining employment, housing, or other basic needs commonplace for people who have a record of arrests and/or convictions.

Clean Slate conducts regular community outreach, holds weekly walk-in clinics at five community-based sites in neighborhoods that would most benefit from such services.


Juvenile Office

Contact Patricia Lee (Managing Attorney, Juvenile Unit)
Address 375 Woodside Avenue, Rm. 118, San Francisco, CA 94127
Phone (415) 753-7610
Fax (415) 566-3030
Hours M-F: 9am-5pm
Email patricia.lee@sfgov.org
Website www.sfpublicdefender.org
Target Youth and families
Additional Languages Spanish, Cantonese

Provide legal representation for all youth charged with committing a delinquent crime in San Francisco also provides educational support for youth in the juvenile justice system.


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