Every dollar will be put to good use keeping families intact and communities together -- and making sure that every New Yorker who needs it receives high quality and zealous representation without regard to their economic or social situation.
This year for the first time when you donate to the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem the impact of your support will go twice as far. A generous donor is double matching the first $20,000 in donations!
The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, (NDS) is known nationally and internationally for its innovative, community-based, holistic public defense practice.
Our dedicated staff is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to residents of upper Manhattan.
A core aspect of our holistic approach to public defense is a commitment to search for the underlying issues that bring our clients into contact with the criminal justice system, and providing comprehensive social service support to avoid or minimize future problems.
When our clients face collateral consequences with their employment, schooling, or in family, housing, or immigration court, NDS strives to help our clients resolve those issues, either through direct representation or referrals to appropriate service providers.
NDS has a deep, long-standing commitment to the community which it serves. Our offices are located not by the courthouse, but in central Harlem, allowing us to establish meaningful relationships with our clients and the members of their families who are also affected by their problems.
Making Justice a Reality for Those Farthest from Its Reach
That is the Power of Public Defense
That is The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem!