Public Defender Wins Award

Buncombe County Chief Public Defender LeAnn Melton and Assistant Public Defender Yolanda Fair were awarded the 2017 North Carolina Public Defender Committee on Racial Equity (PD CORE) James E. Williams, Jr. Award at the annual North Carolina Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference. The award is given to recognize dedication and tireless efforts in fighting for racial equity in the North Carolina criminal justice system.