Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Center for Holistic Defense

The National Criminal Justice Association announced the launch of the Center for Holistic Defense in its Justice Bulletin, describing not only the groundbreaking work of The Bronx Defenders but highlighting our partnership with the Center for Court Innovation and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The article explains furthermore that, "[w]ith funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Center for Holistic Defense opened in January 2010 with an initial grant of $250,000 for an 18-month period. Danica Szarvas-Kidd, policy advisor for adjudication at the Bureau of Justice Assistance said, 'This project went through the peer review process and scored very competitively.The Bronx Defenders completed a compelling, well-written, and timely application.'"

Download a copy of the article here or visit the National Criminal Justice Association.

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