The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Reforming criminal justice system needs holistic tack
Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Leah Ward Sears mentioned The Bronx Defenders as a model for how public defender offices should operate!
“There are proven alternatives in our state and across the country that are effective in helping people move past an arrest, address the problems that led to it, make its victims whole and allow the prison system to focus on keeping the most violent offenders off the streets.
For example, our public defender offices could be modeled on The Bronx Defender in New York or the Knox County Public Defenders office in Knoxville. These offices work at more than simply defending a case — they offer support that addresses the reasons why some are involved in the criminal justice system.”
By Leah Ward Sears
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