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Champaign County

Public defender finds passion, connections

When Katrina Roberts calls herself “just a mom,” it’s about like Spiderman calling himself “just an arachnid.” Roberts, a former hairdresser, and her husband Guy, a truck driver, have seven children – four of whom were adopted through the foster care system, some of whom have physical, emotional or developmental problems, none of which scared Roberts.

Dusty Rhodes/ Pam Burnside, who has worked in the Champaign Public Defender's Office her entire career, hopes her office decorations help clients identify with her enough to trust her.

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