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Clark County Council approves $3 million in ARPA funds to start public defenders office

'I’m excited. I think it’s a huge step forward for the county — long overdue and much needed'

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Local News Editor
Published: November 15, 2023, 6:07am
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After many starts and stops and years of input from attorneys and court and county officials, Clark County is getting a public defense office.

The Clark County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved using about $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to create a county public defense office.

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