BFDP's 3rd Annual Taste of Brooklyn fundraiser will be held November 6th at City Bakery (3 West 18th Street).  The City Bakery has been a fixture in Union Square since 1990 and will be a magnificent space to celebrate our seven years of keeping Brooklyn families together. City Bakery’s owner Maury Rubin is a huge champion of our work, and we hope you will join him by sponsoring the event this year.  The event will be an evening full of good food, drink, music and great company.  

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Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of seven years of keeping families together.

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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.

Brooklyn Defender Services

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. 

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