At the ArchCity Defenders, we practice holistic defense, an approach developed by the Bronx Defenders www.bronxdefenders.org. Holistic Defense combines zealous advocacy with a broader understanding that for most poor people arrested and charged with a crime, the criminal case is not the only issue with which they struggle, and that to truly resolve their matter attention needs to be paid to the underlying causes of their legal needs. Characteristics of Holistic defense are most frequently identified by: