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Justice for Central Oregon

Upholding the Dignity of Each Member of Our Community

Our Mission

Deschutes Defenders is a public defense nonprofit that provides unwavering advocacy for each client. We champion the preservation of families. We empower the mentally ill to make their own choices. We are the safeguard against those who trample on our constitutional rights. We partner with community stakeholders to end the kneejerk response of punishment instead of empowerment for our marginalized clients.

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  • Unwavering Advocacy
  • Client Focused
  • Community Centered
  • Constitutionally Rooted