• We Zealously Defend the Accused


  • We Fight to Keep Families Together

  • We Strengthen and Empower the Community


  • Diary of a Civil Public Defender: Critical Lessons for Achieving Transformative Change on Behalf of Communities

    "As civil public defenders, we...Read more

  • City Limits: “And Justice For All” Means Barring ICE from NYS Courthouses

    "The “Protect Our Courts Act,” sponsored by Assemblywoman...Read more

  • The New York Times: Repeal the New York Loitering Law

    "As lawyers at the Bronx Defenders, we see how the loitering law acts as an invitation to...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.