A recent story in the Philadelphia Inquirer contained an internal e-mail communication from a Defender attorney about concerns related to visiting clients in prison during COVID-19.
Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey joined a nationwide panel of clergy, activists, elected leaders and justice system reform experts to discuss how to bring more accountability to police departments in Philadelphia and elsewhere.
Join us July 16 for a virtual townhall on how we can fix PCRA and give thousands of incarcerated Pennsylvanians a second chance at justice!
The Defender Association’s Keir Bradford-Grey, Sarah Allen, and Kate Parker joined community members and other justice system partners for an important discussion about the roles and responsibilities of our justice system in this critical time of COVID-19 and social unrest. Watch the full video below
On June 23, 2020, Mike Mellon, from the Defender’s Police Accountability Unit, testified before City Council’s Public Safety Committee on issues of police accountability and transparency. The full written testimony is below. CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE TESTIMONY CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO OF THE TESTIMONY Dear Members of the Public…
On June 10, Keir Bradford-Grey joined a panel discussion on the massive protests around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death, what that means for the City and the Nation moving forward, and specific actions we can all take as we address racism, reform and reconciliation in our City.
On June 8, The Defender Association of Philadelphia joined a national coalition of public defenders leading protests and marches for Black Lives. Hundreds of public defenders and community allies joined the march to call for an end to systemic racism in our justice system. Click any image below to enlarge the slideshow.
The Defender Association of Philadelphia is joining public defenders in other cities for a nationwide Defender’s protest.
Defender representation has secured the release of over 1,000 people since the courts closed on March 16.
Welcome Home! You have been released from jail. But now what? Here are some practical tips to help you navigate your open case.