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Mission Statement
Our Mission
The mission of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council is to:
  • Ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States, and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003
  • Provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner
  • Conduct representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice

Reference: O.C.G.A. ยง 17-12-1(c), Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003

Contact Us
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Office of Public Defender at (706) 876-1642.


P.O. Box 1129  |  Chatsworth, Georgia 30705  |  Ph: (706) 695-2413  |  Fx: (706) 695-8721