Giants: Giants team with The Bronx Defenders to highlight legal representation for low-income people
“For decades, public defenders felt like they were yelling into the void. They raised issues, they fought for them, and they were proud of their victories. All the while, they knew that in order to deliver true, meaningful justice, they could not do it alone. They needed partners.
The New York Giants became one of them, adding another drop in the bucket that they hope someday tips over.
“We need partners from every corner of this city, we need partners from every corner of our society, all industries, all disciplines,” said Justine Olderman, executive director of The Bronx Defenders, a public defender nonprofit radically transforming how low-income people in the Bronx are represented in the justice system. “And when I think about the Giants – I grew up in Brooklyn – the Giants are a huge part of New York City and its culture [with their] broad platform and fan base. The truth is it just allows us to reach people we normally would never have the opportunity to speak to.”
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