The Association for the Public Defender of Maryland

ABOUT US


The Association for the Public Defender of Maryland (APDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to support the activities of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. While the Public Defender’s state budget, at least in theory, covers the base expenses of providing constitutionally acceptable representation, it lacks resources to address systemic issues and to provide the holistic services that its clients need. APDM works to fill this gap, by collaborating with foundations and other private sector partners to address OPD’s high priority resource needs.