The criminal system can seem procedurally complex with many moving players and parts. While defense attorneys can lead someone through this system, it often takes all of a persons’ health providers, clinicians, and family or other support networks to keep a defendant’s life on track. Criminal cases can sometimes require months or even years of navigating many appearances and decisions. Persons accused of a crime nearly always need help bearing the pressure. Some public defense offices are recognizing this and hiring on-staff social and mental health workers.