40th Anniversary Gala

40th Anniversary Gala


On Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary at Gotham Hall NYC with almost 300 of our supporters, allies, partners, and the inspiring men and women we serve and their families. It was truly a memorable evening and a honor to have so many who walk with us in the fight for justice gathered to celebrate!

Dwayne Leblanc and Martin Lucio Santillan enjoyed a grand Celebration of Freedom and Paul Casteleiro was honored with the Champion of Justice Award for his 40 years of “going toe to toe with the most challenging and darkest parts of the system”. Our keynote speaker, John Grisham, and our Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Stacey Patton, continued to elevate the night with powerful remarks, motivating all to remain steadfast in the journey to right the wrongs of the criminal legal system.

Thank you to all who attended and those who provided their generous support to make the Gala a success!

Enjoy the below video previews and photo gallery of our event. Check back soon for the full length recording.

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The Venue

The Main Event

Our Guests

Commemorative Anniversary Program Book

Location: Gotham Hall, NYC
Date: September 30, 2023
Duration: 1 Day