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The Right to Counsel is Fundamental to Justice


The New York State Defenders Justice Fund (The Justice Fund) advocates and organizes to improve the quality of public defense services in New York State and nationally. We support alternatives to incarceration, a more just and equitable prison system, and improved reentry systems. The Justice Fund specifically seeks to end racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and other forms of discrimination. The Campaign for an Independent Public Defense Commission (CIPDC) is our primary initiative, a visionary effort to overhaul New York's broken system of public defense. We have an unprecedented chance this year to make true public defense reform a reality, but we need New York residents to take action today to urge their elected officials to prioritize the Commission.

This is a critical moment for The Public Defense Act of 2009

Follow the bill's progress on our blog:

www.newyorkjusticefund.blogspot.com


Click here to watch key legislators speak out for the Independent Public Defense Commission
   
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