Alex Perlin has been with Brooklyn Defender Services since Fall, 2012. Since August, 2015, he has been the BDS representative in the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Before coming to BDS, he was a public defender in New Jersey for two years, until making the switch to Kings County. He attended law school at American University in Washington, DC, where he focused on criminal and constitutional law. Alex also teaches classes on Criminal Justice at Borough of Manhattan Community College where he is an adjunct lecturer. Alex grew up in Trenton, NJ before going to Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.