We are so grateful to those of you who attended or supported our 2016 Family Defense Benefit.
Congratulations to our honorees, New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP.
Our Short Film
Watch this inspiring video about the BFDP which premiered at our 2011 Fall Benefit. Produced by Mind's Eye Productions. Producer/Director: Deirdre Fishel. Editor: Laurel Chiten. Camera: David Alvarado, John Foster.
BFDP is the Family Defense Practice of Brooklyn Defender Services, a public defense organization that represents people who can not afford an attorney.
Our staff are highly qualified and specially trained to provide excellent legal representation to people charged with a crime or facing child welfare proceedings. Every client receives the services needed to defend his or her case, including an investigator to track down witnesses or recover evidence, a social worker to address the life circumstances of our client and an excellent attorney who will analyze the legal issues in the case, try to negotiate a fair resolution of the matter and will represent the client at a trial.
BDS has a number of dedicated and specialized units which provide targeted services to adolescents, clients with mental illness, victims of trafficking, and clients with overlapping criminal and family court issues.
For more information, please visit www.bds.org.