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February 2013

The Bronx Defenders opened its reception center, in the Melrose neighborhood, as part of a $2.6 million expansion by the Bronx Defenders from a single building to what it calls a three-building Justice Campus to accommodate its growing caseload.


Controversial changes to criminal legal aid have been passed, despite opposition from some at Holyrood and lawyers.


I’d always wanted to be a lawyer, but unlike Travis Williams — the subject of this Op-Doc video — I never wanted to be a public defender. I didn’t understand how anyone could represent people who did terrible things. “Criminals” were not people I wanted to help.