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    We Zealously Defend the Accused


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    We Fight to Keep Families Together

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    We Stabilize Lives Through Civil Advocacy

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    We Strengthen and Empower the Community

News & Updates

  • Solitary Confinement Project

    Solitary Confinement Project

    The Bronx Defenders Solitary Confinement Project captures the devastating stories of Bronx Defenders clients currently or formerly held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and also helps clients file Article 78 forms, which are used to challenge placements in solitary confinement.

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  • Adolescent Defense Project

    Adolescent Defense Project

    An interdisciplinary project providing specialized representation to our youngest clients (14, 15 and 16 year olds) in need of intensive assistance and intervention.

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  • Parent Support Group

    Parent Support Group

    The Parent Support Group, led by clients of The Bronx Defenders, was organized with the vision that through peer support, parents can find some normalcy and guidance in their sometimes challenging experiences. Members of the group sit down regularly over food, conversation, and group-led activities to discuss their situations in a positive way.

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  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

    Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies

    Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) focuses on keeping infants safely at home with their parents by working with pregnant women who are at risk of losing their newborns to foster care.

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  • The Bronx Defenders Organizing Project

    The Bronx Defenders Organizing Project

    The Bronx Defenders Organizing Project brings together clients, former clients, and community members to fight for justice and fairness in the South Bronx and beyond.

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When we first opened our doors in the South Bronx, we were eight advocates with the passion and drive to create a new kind of public defense. Today, The Bronx Defenders has over 250 zealous advocates who represent 35,000 clients each year.

We couldn’t do this alone. We are deeply grateful to our wonderful board of directors, pro bono law firm partners, foundation grantors, corporate stakeholders, individual supporters, elected officials and community partners who have enabled us to grow and pioneer a new kind of public defense. Thank you for your support.