Brooklyn Defenders works, in and out of court, to protect and uphold the rights of individuals and to change laws and systems that perpetuate injustice and inequality.
Stand Up For You
If you are arrested, face deportation, or your children are threatened with the foster system, you can rely on us to fight for you.
You will receive assistance in areas impacting your life, such as immigration, housing, benefits, education and employment.
BDS is a non-profit law firm that centers our work on people facing harm as a result of interactions with the legal system. Our office is organized around the specialized work of our staff.
of Brooklyn residents are people of color.
of BDS clients are people of color, reflecting the disproportionate impact of the criminal, family and immigration legal systems.