The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem Research Results from the First Two Years


This report contains the research results of the first two years of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS), an organization founded by Vera to provide neighborhood-based, team-based, client-oriented direct legal representation to indigent clients in Harlem.


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021