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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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AUG

New Castle County Expungement Clinic

The Office of Defense Services, in partnership with the Delaware Center for Justice and the Delaware Criminal Justice Council, is hosting an expungement clinic for juveniles at Widener University Delaware Law School.


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JULY

Sussex County Expungement Clinic

The Office of Defense Services, in partnership with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, is hosting an expungement clinic for juveniles in Sussex County. The clinic will be at the Thurman Adams Service Center in Georgetown.


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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