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Intersection: Public Defender Robert Wesley’s Clothing Drive


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Orange & Osceola County Public Defender Robert Wesley. Photo: Matthew Peddie / WMFE

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If you have business attire that’s in good condition that you don’t want anymore, you can give those clothes to Robert Wesley. 

Wesley’s the Orange County Public Defender, and since he started this job back in 2001 he’s been running a clothing drive, asking for donations for defendants so they can look presentable in court.

Wesley explains why appearance makes a big difference to defendants, and he talks about the progress made in keeping kids out of the court system.

 


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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