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Office of Defense Services (ODS)

Office of Defense Services



Our Mission

The Office of Defense Services provides legal services to indigent and incarcerated clients statewide. The ODS maintains offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County.

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About ODS

Learn more about the Office of Defense Services (ODS) various departments and divisions like Central Administration, the Public Defender and the Office of Conflicts Counsel.

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Our Services

The Office of Defense Services has been an innovator in developing services to better serve our clients and the criminal justice system.

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Interpreters

The Office of Defense Services will provide necessary interpretive services for your legal representation free of charge.

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About the Office of Defense Services

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Office of Conflicts Counsel (OCC)

The Office of Conflicts Counsel (OCC)



Upcoming Events


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SEPT

Juvenile Justice Collaborative meeting

The Office of Defense Services is a member of the collective. The meeting is at the New Castle County courthouse and begins at 10 a.m.


18
SEPT

Criminal Justice Council meeting

The Office of Defense Services is a member of Delaware's Criminal Justice Council. The regular meeting for the council is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at a venue TBD.


From Our Blog


Celebrating Gault by advancing juvenile justice
05/15/17
The Office of Defense Services, along with House Democrats, introduced a series of juvenile justice reform bills that will help kids touched by the criminal justice system have a chance of leading successful lives. The... READ MORE


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