Neighborhood Defender Service provides the highest quality legal representation through community-based, holistic public defense.

What We Do Works

Pre-Arrest Services

Criminal Defense

Family Defense

Civil Defense

Immigration Defense

Youth Law

Servicios en Español

Global Justice


Police Accountability/ Community Empowerment

The NDS PACE Program creates long-term, structural change by reckoning with police impunity, reducing overpolicing and building community power and wealth.

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The Power of Public Defense

An introduction to Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, (NDS) an innovative, community-based, holistic public defense practice in Northern Manhattan.