amNewYork: Justine Olderman is defending the Bronx

“Our entire model is designed around the intersection of people’s involvement in various justice systems. Let’s say you were held in on bail. What are the implications in terms of your housing, your employment, your custody of your children, your immigration status? We do all of it. We follow the client wherever the client goes.”

Justine Olderman, the Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders conducts a Q&A with amNewYork, discussing issues including the over-policing of communities of color, criminal justice reform, and what it will take to close Rikers Island.

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