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Op-Ed: What the Survivors of Human Trafficking Deserve

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg are calling on prosecutors across the State to fulfill the vision of the START Act and vacate convictions of trafficking survivors.
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LAS Demands Answers After the Deaths of Two More Incarcerated Clients

Gregory Acevedo and Robert Pondexter are the latest New Yorkers to die in the ongoing crisis in City jails.
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Munonyedi Clifford to Lead LAS Citywide Housing Justice Practice

Clifford's team works to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness among the city’s most vulnerable families and individuals.
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LAS in the News 09.23.22

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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State Data: Bail Reform in New York is Working

New data from the State confirms the effectiveness of the 2019 bail reforms and debunks claims that they lead to an increase in crime.
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Client Who Patted Rudy Giuliani Will Have Case Dismissed

Legal Aid secured an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for Daniel Gill which will allow his case to be dropped and his record to be sealed.
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LAS: Permanent Housing Critical to Accommodating Migrant Influx

The Legal Aid Society is calling on the city to move New Yorkers out of the overburdened shelter system and into apartments they can afford.
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LAS in the News 09.16.22

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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Op-Ed: Treatment Not Jail, A Moral Imperative

Michael Nieves, the thirteenth person to die while in Department of Correction custody this year, is a sobering reminder of the need for legislative action.
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LAS: City Violates Law, Fails to Provide Beds for at Least 60 Homeless New Yorkers

Violations of right to shelter laws at an intake facility for single adult men in Manhattan are the latest example of the City's inability to handle the growing homelessness crisis.
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