The Defender is working with system stakeholders on a new pre-trial release plan, but immediate steps need to be taken to safely reduce the prison population in Philly.
City Council passed the “Driving Equality” bill, which aims to eliminate racial disparities in motor vehicle stops by police
From September 20th thorough September 24th, attorneys from the Defender Association of Philadelphia and private defense
The incidents occurring behind our prison walls are tragic and unacceptable, but unfortunately, not surprising.
The Defender believes in empowering people, organizations and communities to play an active role in our justice system.
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PHILADELPHIA–“There are numerous lessons to be drawn from the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, not the least of which is the need to enact reforms that greatly reduce unnecessary, often deadly interactions between the police and people of color. “As public defenders that primarily serve Black and Brown communities, we see many…
The following resolution was introduced in Philadelphia City Council by Councilmember Curtis Jones on April 8, 2021: RESOLUTION Recognizing and honoring Keir Bradford-Grey for her astounding, impactful and incomparableservice to the City and its citizens as Chief Defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphiaand congratulating her on her new role as Partner at Montgomery McCracken…
The Restorative Response Program was established to create an alternative path to resolve approximately 700 of the arrests which occurred during the protests over the killing of George Floyd and Walter Wallace, Jr.
PHILADELPHIA–Keir Bradford-Grey will be stepping down from her role as Chief Defender. Bradford-Grey announced her resignation in a letter to the Defender Association’s Board of Directors on March 15. Bradford-Grey began her legal career at the Defender, where she worked from 1999 to 2007. She returned to lead the organization in 2015. In her…