Perspectives on Holistic Criminal Defense – The Bronx Defenders and the Growing Community Defender Movement

Join us for a talk by Robin Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders / Please RSVP

The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Presents –

 Perspectives on Holistic Criminal Defense – 
The Bronx Defenders and the Growing Community Defender Movement

 A Talk by Robin Steinberg, Founder and Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders

 Monday, November 3, 2014    
12:15 – 1:20 p.m.
Room 1447

 Please RSVP here

In September 1997, eight people met in front of a small storefront in the South Bronx to change the way low-income people were represented in the criminal justice system: a small, dedicated group of lawyers, a social worker, an office manager, a part-time investigator and a receptionist.  Now, 17 years later, the office is comprised of criminal defense attorneys, family attorneys, social workers, housing attorneys, employment attorneys, immigration attorneys, benefits specialists, investigators, community organizers, team administrators, and parent advocates. The Bronx Defenders is dedicated to challenging the entrenched problems that drive individuals into the justice system and to supporting its clients on pathways to self-sufficiency. Today, Robin Steinberg, the Founder and Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders, advocates nationally and internationally for holistic representation and the community defender movement.

This program is cosponsored by the Critical Race Studies Program, the Criminal Justice Society, and the Immigration Law Society. 

For additional information, please contact Catherine Mayorkas, Director, Public Interest Programs, at mayorkas@law.ucla.edu.