Public Defender

Our goal is simply to provide just defense for the accused poor. It is not to attempt to hide from Bunin and WALIPP Guests due punishment for the guilty, whatever their income level.  Criminals  should be punished to the proper extent of the  law.

 Our focus is on the thousands of low-income persons  charged,  arrested, and incarcerated, but whose guilt has not  been proven in  court. We are convinced that fair treatment  of one accused of a crime  is worth the best effort we can  make. So we might not win, but not  winning does not justify  not trying.

 In 2010, Harris County hired its first Public Defender. This followed months and years of efforts by elected officials and local advocates. When WALIPP’s Founder, Rev. Bill Lawson got involved, things happened!