Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) is a Commonwealth of Virginia independent agency that provides legal representation to indigent criminal defendants through the administration of a state public defender system and the certification of court appointed counsel.
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission has 28 Public Defender Offices serving communities throughout the state. Each of the Public Defender offices handle trial and appellate cases and try cases in the General District, Juvenile, and Circuit Courts. Also, the agency has Capital Defender offices located in four regions of Virginia, Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Southeast Virginia and Central Virginia. The Capital Defender offices are principally trial-level offices representing indigent clients charged with capital murder in cases.