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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.

Accounts Payable Update: 


Entering Bills Received: July 8 

Reviewing/Releasing Bills Received: June 24 

Please note that once payments are released, you will receive them between 2-3 business days for direct deposit, or 3-5 business days for paper checks, depending on USPS. 


Contact Information 


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



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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