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As Contact Tracing is Rolled Out Across NY, Advocates Raise the Alarm About the Weaponization of Intimate Health Information By Police and ICE

Contact: Katie Schaffer, Center for Community Alternatives, Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service, At Press Conference, Civil Rights Groups, Health Advocates and Public Defenders Urge Passage of Bill Protecting Confidentiality of Contact Tracing Data NEW YORK—Today, local and national civil rights groups, public health officials and [...]


America on Fire

Dear Partners and Supporters, The murder of George Floyd was unconscionable. So were the murders of Breonna Taylor, of Tony McDade, of Ahmaud Arbery, of Trayvon Martin, of Sandra Bland, of Philando Castile, of Kalief Browder, of Eric Garner and of Malice Green. So were the murders of thousands [...]


Joint NYC Defender Statement On Efforts to Circumvent Law and Detain Protestors

Daniel Ball, Brooklyn Defender Services, Ryan Karerat, The Bronx Defenders, Redmond Haskins, The Legal Aid Society, Sam McCann, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Hettie Powell, Queens Defenders, Lupe Todd-Medina, New York County Defender Services, (NEW YORK, NY) – Brooklyn Defender [...]


Joint Wayne County Defense Community Standing with Protectors of Black Lives

Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service, (703) 867-1972, ( Lillian Diallo, Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association,  (313) 719-8899 Casey Rocheteau, Detroit Justice Center, (313) 499-0826, ( Desiree M. Ferguson, National Conference of Black Lawyers, (313) 319-8259, ( Cait De Mott Grady, National Lawyers Guild Michigan,  (607) 216-2043 (  [...]


Joint NYC Defender Statement On NYPD Brutality

Brooklyn Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, The Legal Aid Society, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Queens Defenders, and New York County Defender Services issued the following statement on New York City Police Department (NYPD) brutality


Victories in the Fight for Justice During COVID-19

All of our communities face this same elevated threat, and NDS has fought for justice in every forum. Our family defense practice has left no stone unturned in its efforts to reunite families during this already stressful time, when they need each other more than ever. Our immigration defense team has sought to stand in the way of a deportation machine that seeks to churn on amid a pandemic. And our civil team has fought to keep our clients and their families safely housed. 


Support Heroic Work on #GivingTuesdayNow: A Letter from the Executive Director

On Tuesday, May 5, Neighborhood Defender Service is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving to meet the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19. Our clients are vulnerable in the best of times; facing a crisis, they need us more than ever. And we need you. Give to NDS today and make our indispensable work possible.