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Public Defense Providers Information

Contract & Financial Services Overview

The Contract and Financial Services Division of the Office of Public Defense Services provides effective and efficient delivery of public defense  within the state court system:
  • Establishing, revising, and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures regarding the qualification and payment of public defense providers and the operation of the indigence verification program.
  • Negotiating and monitoring public defense services contracts for both attorney and non-attorney providers.
  • Serving as a resource for the Public Defense Services Commission, public defense providers, trial and appellate courts, the legislative assembly, and other state and local agencies involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system.
  • Performing research and providing consultation and guidance on public defense related legal and budgetary issues.

Contact Information 

Contract & Financial Services
1175 Court Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503.378.2478



**Important Notice**

Requests for preauthorization of non-routine expenses are taking longer than usual due to technical system issues. 

  Payment processing is currently taking 10 - 15 business days.


Stephanie Petersen
CFO, Contract & Financial Services

Requests for preauthorization of non-routine expenses may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to

Billings may be faxed to 503.378.4463 or emailed to 

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Model Contract Terms

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Policies & Procedures

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Requests for Proposals

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