• We Zealously Defend the Accused


  • We Fight to Keep Families Together

  • We Strengthen and Empower the Community


  • RAND study finds that Bronx Defenders’ holistic defense saved clients 1.1 million days behind bars

    BRONX, N.Y. —  A new study released today...Read more

  • Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect Parent.

    Powerful op-ed by BxD's Emma Ketteringham in the New York Times about poverty and the...Read more

  • Trapping immigrants using NYC courts

    "Allowing ICE to use the city’s court system to trap immigrants is immoral. If New York City is to live...Read more


Promoting fairness and achieving justice requires looking beyond an individual case, courthouse, or agency. This belief drives our 320 advocates to work across disciplines to address the far-reaching causes and consequences of justice involvement for nearly 32,000 clients every year.

We did not redefine what public defense can be alone. We are deeply grateful for our partners and supporters who are bonded with us in our pursuit of justice for individuals, families and communities in the Bronx. Thank you for your support.