The new Center for Holistic Defense

The Bronx Defenders is thrilled to announce our newest innovative venture—the creation and implementation of The Center for Holistic Defense. With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and in collaboration with The Center for Court Innovation and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the Center will help fill a vast and unmet need in the criminal justice field. Ever since The Bronx Defenders first started practicing holistic defense nearly thirteen years ago, we have spoken to countless public defenders who want to practice holistic representation in their offices but struggle with the implementation process. The new Center for Holistic Defense will provide technical assistance to public defender offices around the country and will include a website designed to help practitioners move towards holistic defense.