Publications

Annual Report

Each year the New York State Defenders Association prepares a report on its activities and efforts to improve public defense. Copies of the reports in PDF format can be downloaded or read online.

2014 Annual Report to the Membership
2013 Annual Report to the Membership
2012 Annual Report to the Membership
2011 Annual Report to the Membership
2010 Annual Report to the Membership
2009 Annual Report to the Membership
2008 Annual Report to the Membership
2007 Annual Report to the Membership
2006 Annual Report to the Membership
2005 Annual Report to the Membership
2004 Annual Report to the Membership
2003 Annual Report to the Membership
2002 Annual Report to the Membership
2001 Annual Report to the Membership
2000 Annual Report to the Membership
1999 Annual Report to the Membership

From My Vantage Point (Executive Director)

Collection of articles by NYSDA's Executive Director on major issues concerning public defense in New York State that previously appeared in The Public Defense Backup Center Report and elsewhere.

Make Jail Time a Last Resort, January-February 2009
Why We Need the Commission Now, September-October 2008
New York's Public Defense System Neglected States Advocate, Political News Today (NY), October 29, 2009
Interview With Jonathan Gradess, Exec. Dir., NYS Defenders Association, Empire Page (NY), October 27, 2009
Make Jail Time A Last Resort, Albany Times Union (NY), February 11, 2009
Learning On The Journey To An IPDC, March-May 2008
Measured Progress: Steps Toward Reform Must Include Independence, January-February 2008
Towards Independence, March-May 2007
The Reports Are in, It Is Now Time for Action, June-July, 2006
On Sex Offender Hysteria, January-March 2006
Speak With One Voice in 2006, November-December 2005
NYSDA Works, August-September-October 2005
Islands of Hope, June-July 2005
Standards and Independent Public Defense Commission, June-July-August 2004
Public Defense at the Crossroads: Listening to the Voice of Clients, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (NY), September 2003
Small Victories Are Victories Nonetheless, March-April 2003
Hope for 2003, November-December 2002
The 90/90 Train Is Headed Your Way, May-June 2002
Stronger?, January-February 2002
Keeping NYSDA Open in a Changed World, July-December 2001
Wanted: An Independent Commission to Oversee Public Defense Services, May 2001
Clients and the Client Community Deserve a Say in Defense Services, March-April 2001
NYSDA Urges AC Fee Increase—And More, January-February 2001