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Employees with the Office of Defense Services have been fortunate enough to receive a variety of local, state, and national honors over the years. The office has twice been the recipient of the Governor’s Team Excellence Award and our Attorneys have been named among the top practitioners in their field of expertise, as well as […]

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Employee Awards

In October 2009, the Office of Defense Services established an Employee Recognition Program to recognize employees who make outstanding contributions to our office and our clients. Each quarter, fellow employees are invited to nominate individuals they believe are deserving of this award. The nominations are reviewed by a Recognition Committee consisting of employees from our […]

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Recent Press

The Office of Defense Services is committed to transparency and helping members of the press as much as possible, whenever possible. Below are recent pieces of press about the office or involving staff. Members of the media should contact Jon Offredo, the office’s Public Information Officer, at, or at (302)-932-4967. The Delaware Way broadcast […]

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Upcoming Events

The Office of Defense Services and several stakeholders are planning expungement clinics and second chance workshops over the next couple of months. Contact Post-Disposition Coordinator Eliza Hirst,, for more details. April 23rd Festival of HOPE at the Wilmington Police Athletic League Center at 1 p.m April 28th Second Chances Workshop at the Rt 9 […]

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The Office of Defense Services (ODS) offers career opportunities for attorneys, paralegals, legal secretaries, investigators, forensic social and mitigation specialists, and administrative and information technology professionals. ODS fills jobs as they become vacant. For information about the ODS’ law clerk program and internships, please click on the links at the bottom of this section. If […]

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About the Office of Defense Services

The Office of Defense Services (ODS) was established in 2015 by Senate Bill 47. The ODS is comprised of three divisions: Central Administration, the Public Defenders Office, and the Office of Conflicts Counsel. The Office of Defense Services was established, in part, to expand and restructure Delaware’s public indigent defense system. As a result, the […]

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