NAPD: An Interview with Justine Olderman

The Bronx Defenders recently joined the National Association for Public Defense. Our Executive Director, Justine Olderman, speaks with the NAPD on The Bronx Defenders’ holistic defense model, passionate staff, and working closely with the Bronx community.

“One of the pillars of our model of holistic defense is ‘a deep connection to and understanding of the community we serve.’” Olderman says. “This connection and understanding deepens our relationship with clients and helps us better advocate for them in and out of court”

When asked about the organization’s greatest strength, she answers, “Our greatest strength is our staff. Our office is filled with the most brilliant, compassionate, and fiercest advocates that I have ever met. They are the ones who make our holistic defense model work.”

Read more about holistic defense and BxD’s mission here