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LAS in the News 8.07.20

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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LAS Announces Agreement Addressing City’s Non-Compliance Issues with Rikers Island Consent Judgment

The agreement requires the DOC to make systemic changes in supervisory structure and accountability, investigating misconduct, and disciplinary proceedings, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS and Faith Leaders Call on Cuomo to Extend Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society joins the city's faith leaders in asking the Governor to enact several essential measures to prevent a citywide housing crisis and help New Yorkers access critical food and cash assistance, according to BK Reader.
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Op-Ed: Lives Hang in the Balance as Courts Resume In-Person Work

The Legal Aid Society's Martha Lineberger penned an op-ed pushing back on NYC’s reckless and dangerous rush to reopen in-person court proceedings in today’s City Limits.
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LAS Wins Appellate Decision Blocking “Public Charge” Immigration Rule

A federal appeals court blocked the controversial rule in Connecticut, New York and Vermont, according to CNN.
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14,000 Households Across NYC Face Likely Eviction as Statewide Moratorium Expires

The Legal Aid Society calls on Gov. Cuomo to extend the freeze, which is set to expire on Wednesday night, to avoid an unprecedented wave of evictions, as reported by The Real Deal.
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LAS Decries Incarceration of New Yorkers for Technical Parole Violations During Pandemic

Advocates point to a broken parole system as more are jailed for minor parole transgressions, reports The New York Times.
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LAS Calls on New York to Support Vital Home Care Industry

State health committees are meeting to discuss COVID-19 related needs this month, according to POLITICO.
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LAS in the News 7.31.20

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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LAS Working to Free Clients with Help From COVID-19 Whistleblower

Riker's Island social worker detailed incompetence and indifference in a revelatory​ affidavit, reports the Huffington Post.
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