BxD Hosts Annual Celebration of Families
Last Friday, June 2, we hosted our annual Celebration of Families, welcoming 21 of our clients’ families to The Bronx Defenders’ Justice Campus for an evening of celebration. Every year we hold this intimate gathering to honor the families we have served through our Family Defense Practice and mark June as National Reunification Month. After the painful ordeal of losing custody of their children to foster care, these parents were able to navigate the Family Court system and bring their children home with the support of their Bronx Defender advocates. Our annual Celebration of Families is an opportunity to celebrate their strength, love, and courage.
This year, families enjoyed a musical performance by their children after a workshop by B.E.A.T. NYC, a communal meal with food donated by local Bronx restaurants and BxD staff, a raffle, and an inspiring speech and song from two parents. They also received a framed family portrait. To learn more about our Family Defense Practice click here.