Parity funding for the Prince William County Public Defender Office is key to a fair and equitable system of restorative justice. Low pay and heavy workloads make it difficult to recruit and retain high quality attorneys for the Public Defender’s Office. Currently lawyers and staff of the PWC Public Defenders Office are paid less for the same work as the PWC Commonwealth Attorney’s
VOICE is advocating the County Executive and Supervisors increase funding to bring pay for PWC PD staff to parity with the PWC Commonwealth Attorney’s office in order to make the PD office a top-flight office in the state.
Background reading: Supervisors reject public defenders’ pleas for more funding.