Statement of Purpose:

The Snohomish County Public Defender Association is a private, non-profit law office, incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington. The Association provides defense services to persons charged with felonies in superior court and misdemeanors in the district and municipal courts, to juveniles charged with offenses in the juvenile court, to persons facing mental health commitments, and to persons facing commitment as sexually violent predators. The Association is funded solely from indigent defense contracts with Snohomish County, Skagit County, other counties and municipalities and the State of Washington. The goal of the Association is to provide the highest quality of legal representation to its clients.