Justice Matters. It's Your Right.


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

Runway to Success

Most fashion shows aim to showcase high-end merchandise worn by willowy girls. “Hour Fashion Night,” an event organized by Johanna Flores, Employment Coordinator at Hour Working Women Program (HWWP) and sponsored by Queens Defenders (QD), turned that concept inside out by featuring real women in affordable clothing.

Justice 456

Understanding the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights is critical for black and brown people, especially adolescents and young adults. Queens Defenders is launching Justice 456, an educational tour of schools, community centers, churches, and other community venues. We want to teach those most at risk of a wrongful conviction how to protect themselves.

The Messenger

In 2012 I was just another teenager looking for answers. What would my life be in 5 years? Things began to take a turn that year. I was 17 years old and a junior at Grover Cleveland High School.

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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