Tiffany L. Cabán is a career public defender who ran for Queens District Attorney in 2019 to bring change to the borough she calls home.
Tiffany has spent her career working for people who did not have resources to defend themselves against the brutal system of mass incarceration. She ran to transform the Queens District Attorney's office after years of witnessing its abuses on the front lines.
In four years at New York County Defender Services (NYCDS) and three years at the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, Tiffany has represented over a thousand indigent clients in cases ranging from turnstile jumping to homicide. Throughout her professional career, she has used the law to help New York City’s most vulnerable communities, and her experiences advocating on behalf of her clients have helped her identify some of the worst inequities of our criminal justice system. It is a system that criminalizes poverty, mental health issues, and substance use disorder.
Tiffany currently lives in Astoria and is the proud mom of two rescue dogs, Natalie and Coltrane. An athlete since childhood, she participates in LGBTQIA+ sports leagues and is a diehard sports fan.
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