The Commission ensures that eligible individuals have timely access to legal services, consistent with Oregon and national standards of justice.
The Public Defense Services Commission (PDSC) will maintain a sustainable statewide public defense system that provides quality representation to eligible clients in trial and appellate court proceedings. To that end, the PDSC is a
guardian of the legal rights and interests of public defense clients and the public's interest in equal justice and due process of law.
champion for the effective delivery of public defense services and administration of justice, and for funding that ensure the continuing availability of competent and dedicated public defense counsel.
responsive and cooperative policy maker in the state's justice system.
responsible steward of taxpayer dollars devoted to public defense.