HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BROOKLYN DEFENDER SERVICES
In this time of giving, please consider making a donation today to support BDS’s continuing advocacy through public outreach, community education, media relations, and our direct impact on the laws and policies that affect our clients.
As we enter the new year, we will build on our accomplishments in 2015:
- Brooklyn Defender Services made significant contributions on the issue of mass incarceration and racism in the justice system through public outreach, community meetings, working with elected officials, working with the media, writing op-eds, and partnering with grassroots organizations. We testified before the New York City Council and the New York State Assembly more than 15 times combined on issues related to bail, solitary confinement, jail conditions, adolescents in the criminal justice system, discovery reform, abuse by prison officials and the intersections of the criminal justice system with survivors of human trafficking and veterans.
- BDS’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project won a precedential ruling in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a decision that now assures a bond hearing and the chance at liberty for immigrants detained in proceedings in New York for more than six months.
- BDS’s Family Defense Practice is actively engaged with other parent and child advocacy organizations and ACS to advance important reform objectives such as reducing the number of children who enter foster care and improving visiting practices.
To make a contribution, click the Donate button below or send a check to:Brooklyn Defender Services
177 Livingston Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201