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Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards

June 20, 2017 On June 15th, ArchCity Defenders presented the first annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards” to recognize, honor, and inspire in depth stories written about race, class,...

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ArchCity Defenders and St. Louis Action Council Partner in National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day

May 8, 2017 The need to radically transform the criminal legal system in order to end mass incarceration as well as other remaining vestiges of slavery, peonage, Jim Crow,...

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Statement on Ferguson Municipal Court Audit

April 26, 2017 The State Auditor’s report on the Ferguson Municipal Court affirms what we have heard our clients say for years: that the courts, police departments, and jails in St....

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ArchCity Defenders is Calling for Nominations for Their First Annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Award”

April 13, 2017 ArchCity Defenders announces its first annual “Excellence in Poverty Journalism Award” to honor journalists committed to reporting on poverty in St. Louis that highlights individual experiences...

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ArchCity Defenders and SLU Law Legal Clinic Hold City Accountable to Homeless Residents

April 7, 2017 ArchCity Defenders and the Saint Louis University Legal Clinics reached an agreement on behalf of people experiencing homelessness that requires the City of St. Louis to...

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ArchCity Defenders Announces Deadline for Jennings Class Members to Cash Settlement Checks

April 5, 2017 ArchCity Defenders encourages the remaining 34 class members from its federal class action lawsuit to cash their settlement checks by the upcoming deadline, Friday, April 14,...

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ArchCity Defenders and SLU Law Sue St. Louis City for Warehousing the Homeless in Uninhabitable Makeshift Shelter

March 31, 2017 City Plans to Relocate Approximately 150 Men to Forestry Division’s “Weed Control” Building St. Louis, Mo. (March 31) – ArchCity Defenders and Saint Louis University School...

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ArchCity Defenders Cautions Sessions’s Visit with Law Enforcement in St. Louis

March 31, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatens to destroy the reform efforts championed by his predecessor and create an environment in which police and courts can once again...

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ArchCity Defenders and SLU Law Legal Clinic Challenge the City’s Inadequate Response to Homelessness

March 31, 2017 Earlier today, ArchCity Defenders and Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinic filed a major lawsuit to establish the City’s responsibility to its homeless residents...

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ArchCity Defenders Denounces Excessive Fines and Fees as a Manifestation of Systemic Racism in the Criminal Legal System at U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Advisory Committee

March 15, 2017 The Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission Civil Rights invited ArchCity Defenders’ Executive Director and co-founder Thomas B. Harvey to testify about the disparate impact...

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