San Francisco Pretrial mourns the untimely passing of a trusted ally and criminal justice warrior, Jeff Adachi. Jeff’s advocacy and support for an independent pretrial agency in San Francisco was invaluable to our organization and his unflinching commitment to protect the rights of the marginalized deeply connected him to our work. He was a true visionary and changed the landscape of criminal justice not just in San Francisco, but nationally. Our sincere condolences go out to Jeff’s family and his colleagues at the Public Defender’s Office. He will be missed, but his legacy and his vision for a more just world will persist in the work we do.
Mamta Ahluwalia, Board President
San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project