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The Queens Defenders Chronicles is a regularly updated run-down of the variety of events and programs we offer.

Queens Defenders & Queens Public Library Partnership Program Helps 25 Recent Parolees with Tech Resources

This innovative program aims to support participants in many ways now that the world has so dramatically changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Queens Defenders Expands Food Pantry and Community Services to Jamaica Area

Queens Defenders is very excited to share an expansion of our Community Outreach services to the Jamaica area.  These new services include weekly pop-up food pantry events, and expansion of our community-based immigration, housing, and legal support, and new initiatives launching in the coming weeks and months.

Queens Defenders Food Pantry Partners with JEWELEX to Serve Thousands of Families

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unimaginable impact it had on our community, Queens Defenders began a Food Pantry to serve families impacted by domestic violence in Far Rockaway.

Youth Justice Court Goes Virtual

The Queens Defenders Youth Justice Court program serves as a bridge to mend relationships in communities and schools throughout Queens.

Building Up Young People and Giving Space to Thrive as an Activist

The Queens Defenders BLANK Project allows for local youth to learn about the law, how to organize, and bring awareness to current events and social issues.

Youth Spotlight: Lastra

At the start of her junior year at Scholars Academy, Lastra walked into our Rockaway Outreach Center to see what it was all about.

Queens Defenders Partners with JusticeText to Expedite Review of Crucial Discovery

Queens Defenders is partnering with JusticeText, an audiovisual evidence management software, to expedite the review of body camera footage, interrogation videos, jail calls, and other crucial discovery.

Twitter Feeds

GREAT NEWS--the #Right2RemainSilent Youth Interrogation bill passed through the Assembly Codes committee, referring it to Ways & Means!

Gina Mitchell, Attorney-in-Charge for Law Reform and Policy at Queens Defenders, spoke with the Queens Daily Eagle about similarities in the Adams’ NYPD when compared to Giuliani’s.


We are thrilled to announce that Queens Defenders has once again been awarded a grant by the New York Bar Foundation in support of innovative youth programs that work to prepare court-involved young people for lives free of criminal legal system involvement. @nybarfoundation

Following last weeks victory in the Senate, we celebrate yesterdays win in the Assembly with @Right2RemainSi1 as #Right2RemainSilent has passed through the Children & Families committee!

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