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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

“…one of the most remarkable experiments in criminal justice in recent years, a pilot program for a growing movement that might be on the verge of changing the face of criminal justice in New York.”

The Village Voice, October 2012 on The Bronx Defenders’ Bronx Freedom Fund

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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.