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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.

Queens Defenders Receives Grant from the New York Bar Foundation for the Rockaway Community Justice Center

Queens Defenders has been awarded a grant by The New York Bar Foundation for its Rockaway Community Justice Cente

Queens Defenders Awarded Grant by The Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund for Youth Justice Court Expansion

Queens Defenders is pleased to announce that it has received a $16,000 grant for the Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund to expand our innovative Youth Justice Court program to the St. John’s Home for Boys in Rockaway Park, a Close to Home program for young men in foster care placements.

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.

Twitter Feeds

NYC DEFENDERS: Mr. Guallpa’s death in DOC custody is a tragedy and we are deeply saddened by the loss of his life.

Rikers is a humanitarian crisis. NYC must take decisive action to reduce the jail population and prevent further suffering, before yet another life is lost.



***Joint Press Release***

NYC Defenders Urge Mayor, Governor, and DOCCS Commissioner to Immediately Address the Humanitarian Crisis in NYC's Jails

Read the full release: https://tinyurl.com/vy3m22vk

@LegalAidNYC @BronxDefenders @BklynDefender @NeighborhoodDef @nyc_defenders

Watch as Mani Tafari and Nick Hillary of Queens Defenders discuss the importance of the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments with Professor Sam Taitt of Brooklyn45.

#Justice456 #KnowThe456

https://youtu.be/niLQa8RBTj0 via @YouTube

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