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The Bronx Defenders

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The Bronx Defenders is a legal aid society based in Bronx, NY that was founded in 1997. As of 2019 they had $41 million in revenue and $16 million in assets.

To bring justice for people living in The Bronx by transforming The role of public Defenders. To bring justice for people living in The Bronx by transforming The role of public Defenders. To bring justice to people living in The Bronx by transforming ...

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Program areas at The Bronx Defenders

Holistic defense: every client who comes to The Bronx Defenders is connected to an interdisciplinary team of advocates, including criminal defense attorneys, family defense attorneys, civil attorneys, immigration attorneys, social workers, civil legal advocates, parent advocates, immigration advocates, and benefits specialists. Each of these teams fosters interdisciplinary skills, ensures compassionate and comprehensive representation, and supports a culture of innovative, zealous, and holistic advocacy. We also leverage The experience of these teams in an early advocacy program that acts as an off-ramp for those at risk of future system involvement. In The year ending 06/30/19, we represented over 20,000 clients through this holistic defense model.

Training and education: we help public Defenders and other advocates incorporate The principles of holistic defense into their practices, at The individual or The organizational level. We also provide personal and professional growth opportunities for community members through mentorship. Specific initiatives include The center for holistic defense, The Defenders' academy, The robert p. patterson, jr mentoring program, and clinics at columbia law school and cardozo school of law. In The year ending 06/30/19, we provided training, mentorship and other related services to over 1000 individuals and more than 150 organizations.

Systemic advocacy: our allegiance to our clients and our proximity to The legal system place us on The front lines in The fight for a just society. We bear witness to The experiences of our clients, providing us with The knowledge to identify problems and lead solutions. Through impact litigation, policy reform advocacy, community organizing and strategic communications, we push for systemic chanages at The local, state, and national level. In The year ending 06/30/19, our systemic advocacy teams were particularly active in fighting for legislative reform in pretrial detention, speedy trial and discovery reform as well as challenging systemic civil rights violations by local police and federal agencies.

Form 990s for The Bronx Defenders

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Sep 17, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jul 23, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 3, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jun 15, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Bronx Defenders

Total grants, contributions, etc.$39,935,206
Program services$915,932
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$166,714
Total revenues$41,017,852

Vendors for The Bronx Defenders

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Withumsmithbrown PCTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-09-17
███ █████████ ████████Insurance agent or broker$3032019-12-31
████████████████ █████████ ███████Insurance2019-12-31
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██████ ██████ ██████████ ███Insurance2019-12-31
███████ ████Insurance agent or broker$3882019-12-31
███ █ ██████████Insurance agent or broker$8,3862019-12-31
███ ██████████Insurance agent or broker$1,3712019-12-31
...and 22 more vendors

Personnel at The Bronx Defenders

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Candice CarnageChief Operating Officer$0Sept. 25, 2020
Richard LamiaChief Financial Officer$141,308June 30, 2018
███████ █████Chief Data Scientist-July 18, 2019
██████ ██████Chief of Staff-Sept. 25, 2020
█████ ████Chief Policy Counsel-Sept. 25, 2020
█████ ███Chief Practice Officer-Sept. 25, 2020
███ ███████Managing Director, CDP-Sept. 25, 2020
████ ████████████Managing Director, FDP$149,804Sept. 25, 2020
████ ███████ █████████Managing Director, Impact Litigation-Sept. 25, 2020
█████ ███████Managing Director, It-Sept. 25, 2020
...and 37 more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Mobilization for Justice (MFY)501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
2Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles (NLS-LA)501(c)(3)$16 millionGlendale, CA
3Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF)501(c)(3)$15 millionChicago, IL
4Law Foundation of Silicon Valley501(c)(3)$11 millionSan Jose, CA
5South Jersey Legal Services (SJLS)501(c)(3)$11 millionCamden, NJ
6Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
7Urban Justice Center501(c)(3)$37 millionNew York, NY
8Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)501(c)(3)$18 millionWhite Plains, NY
9New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)501(c)(3)$29 millionNew York, NY
10Legal Assistance of Western New York (LAWNY)501(c)(3)$11 millionGeneva, NY
11Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS)501(c)(3)$49 millionBrooklyn, NY
12Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo (LABB)501(c)(3)$10 millionBuffalo, NY
13Legal Services for New York City (LSNYC)501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
14Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County501(c)(3)$22 millionCentral Islip, NY
15Brooklyn Legal Services (BLS)501(c)(3)$22 millionNew York, NY
16The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New YorkInc501(c)(3)$11 millionAlbany, NY
17Latinojustice Prldef501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
18Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
19Center for Family Representation501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
20Community Legal Services501(c)(3)$14 millionPhiladelphia, PA
21Lakeshore Legal Aid501(c)(3)$10 millionWarren, MI
22Maryland Legal Aid501(c)(3)$29 millionBaltimore, MD
23Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project501(c)(3)$11 millionTucson, AZ
24Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT)501(c)(3)$23 millionFort Worth, TX
25Metropolitan Public Defender Service (MPD)501(c)(3)$13 millionPortland, OR