Tiffany Caban Biography – Wiki
Tiffany Caban was born in 1988 and raised in South Richmond Hill, Queens. She is a candidate of Democratic party running for District Attorney in New York’s Queen’s County.
Tiffany ( Age 31 year) was born to Puerto Rican parents who grew up in Woodside Houses. Her father worked as an elevator mechanic and her mother took care of other people’s children.
Tiffany attended PS 62 Chester Park in Richmond Hill and JHS 210 Elizabeth Blackwell in Woodhaven and later attended St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows.
Earlier Life and Education
Tiffany earned a Bachelor’s degree in Crime, Law, and Justice from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Passionate about the relationship between law, policy, and social inequity, she entered law school knowing that she would one day become a public defender.
While there, she participated in the Impact Center on Public Interest Law (then called the Justice Action Center), where she focused her advocacy on criminal law and social justice.
She also served as President of the Student Bar Association and was an active member of OutLaws (then called Stonewall), the LGBTQIA+ student association at New York Law School.
Tiffany Caban Carrer
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 abuse.
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.
Every day, Tiffany uses a holistic approach to work with clients to build stability in their lives. That approach is rooted in her personal experiences with violence, mental health, substance abuse, and economic insecurity.
She helps folks navigate the immigration system, research education or job-training opportunities, and secure employment.
Tiffany has helped undocumented survivors of domestic violence obtain VAWA or U-visa status, represented individuals in Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income hearings, and advocated for housing and healthcare benefits.
Her advocacy extends beyond office hours, and she volunteers with NYCDS’ Community Outreach Committee and facilitates community-based Know Your Rights training.
Tiffany Cabán Declares Victory
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) June 26, 2019
She declared victory in New York City’s primary election for Queens district attorney on Tuesday, edging out establishment candidate Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in an incredibly close race by just a few hundred votes, according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections. With about 3,400 uncounted paper ballots left that can’t be tallied until July 3, Katz isn’t ready to give up, telling supporters, “We are doing a recount.”
— Tiffany Cabán (@tiffany_caban) June 2, 2019
If Cabán officially wins the primary, it all but guarantees that she will be the next DA of Queens, the 11th-most populous county in the U.S. If elected, Cabán will be the first female, Latinx, openly queer, and youngest person to ever hold the position. And she says she is ready to overhaul the criminal justice system.
Tiffany Cabán is going to end mass incarceration, stop the war on drugs & tackle corporate crime. There are only a few hours left until the voting polls close. Vote for @CabanForQueens! pic.twitter.com/N72kVyZln4
— Luis Sepúlveda (@LuisSepulvedaNY) June 25, 2019