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LAS in the News 04.29.22

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

LAS: Independent leadership required to end Rikers crisis

ABC News: Federal takeover being considered at Rikers jail complex
NYLJ: Under Calls to Put Rikers in Receivership, Court Grants NYC an Extension For Reform Plan
Pix11: Judge gives NYC weeks to come up with Rikers improvement plan, avoid federal takeover
NYDN: NYC Rikers boss pushes back against talk of federal jails takeover, says city can fix problems
NYLJ: US Judge Orders Commissioner to Appear Amid Concerns Over Conditions at Rikers

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: Longtime LAS Attorney Janet Sabel Departing After Longer-Than-Expected Stint as CEO
Amsterdam News: Legal Aid keeping Albany on its toes with back-up from elected officials
New York Magazine: Housing Court Breaking
Politico: Back to Albany: Here are the key issues for the remainder of session
Streetsblog NYC: Support For Camera Enforcement Increases When Put in Racial Justice Context
AP News: NY may seal crime records, curb evictions, ban gas hook-ups
El Diario: Alcalde de NYC anuncia inversión multimillonaria para combatir el desamparo
NYLJ: As Pandemic Eases, NYC Immigration Lawyers Are Swamped With Casework
City Limits: Newark Votes to Strike Law Banning Homeless Families with NYC Rent Subsidies
1010 Wins: Adams still considering support for 9% rent hikes for stabilized apartments
Spectrum News: What housing advocates want from New York officials
El Dario: La inflación llegó a las rentas estabilizadas: perfilan aumento entre 2.7 y 9% en Nueva York
NYDN: Investigations of inmate deaths on Rikers can take years as families feel stonewalled
Documented: Restaurant Workers Struggle to Recover Wages Stolen During the Pandemic
Amsterdam News: Legal Aid keeping Albany on its toes with back-up from elected officials