Community Oriented Defense

Four Pillars of Community Oriented Defense (developed by The Bronx Defenders)

  1. Seamless access to services that meet clients' legal and social support needs.
  2. Dynamic, interdisciplinary communication.
  3. Advocates with an interdisciplinary skill set.
  4. A robust understanding of, and connection to, the community served.

Ten Principles of Community Oriented Defense (developed by Brennan Center for Justice)

  1. Create a Client-Centered Practice.
  2. Meet Clients' Needs.
  3. Partner with the Community.
  4. Fix Systemic Problems.
  5. Educate the Public.
  6. Collaborate.
  7. Address Civil Legal Needs.
  8. Pursue a Multidisciplinary Approach.
  9. Seek Necessary Support.
  10. Engage with Fellow Community Oriented Defense Members.