The Bronx Defenders testifies before NYC Council on the need for bail reform

Earlier this week, Justine Olderman, Managing Director of the Criminal Defense Practice, Robyn Mar, Director of Early Advocacy, and Noelle Turtur, Project Associate, submitted testimony on behalf of The Bronx Defenders before the New York City Council Committees on Courts and Legal Services and Fire and Criminal Justice on the dire need for reform of the New York bail system.

In their testimony, Justine, Robyn, and Noelle identified the many reasons why our bail system is broken, illustrated the devastation that it wreaks on people’s lives, families, and communities, and proposed temporary solutions to alleviate the problem of pre-trial detention in NYC, and work towards the only real, long-lasting solution: abolish money bail all together.

To read the full testimony click here.