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Metropolitan King County Council

Earning public trust, enhancing quality of life, protecting public health and safety
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-477-1000
Toll Free: 800-325-6165
TTY/TDD: 206-296-1024
Fax: 206-296-0198
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Public Defense Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Task Force

On May 20, 2013, the Council created the Public Defense Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Task Force (Ordinance 17588).

The purpose of the task force is to utilize the expertise of the local and regional public defense communities to obtain their recommendation on county options for preserving the type of innovative thinking and criminal justice reform efforts that have been a part of the nationally recognized work of nonprofit public defender agencies serving King county over the past forty years.

On August 30, 2013, the task force will issue an advisory report and recommendation on the feasibility of the county using outside entities to perform county public defense-related services that promote innovative system improvements and efficiencies in the King county public defense system.

For questions about this task force, please contact:

Amy Tsai,, (206) 477-0893, Council staff

Gwen Clemens,, (206) 263-9686, Executive staff

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