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LAS in the News 03.18.22

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 decries governor’s regressive public safety plan

NYT: Push for More Restrictive Bail Law Gains a Key Ally: Gov. Hochul
NY1: Hochul seeks changes to bail reform law as part of state budget
Newsday: Gov. Hochul proposes making more crimes eligible for bail
NYDN: Hochul proposing bail changes in state budget, drawing ire of N.Y. lawmakers
Patch: Hochul’s Proposed Bail Changes Condemned By Advocates
1010 WINS: Hochul quietly pushing for changes to NY bail reform
AMNY: Hochul looks to tweak bail reform, drawing both critics and supporters

LAS calls for accountability as anti-crime units return to NYC streets

Patch: Rebooted NYPD Anti-Gun Units Return To Streets, Controversy
Politico: Controversial police unit hits the street
El Diario: Controversial Unidad Anti-crimen del NYPD vuelve a las calles de NYC
Patch: Roughly 20% Of Cop Applicants Found Unfit For Anti-Gun Unit: NYPD
Gothamist: Adams revamps anti-gun unit as NYC grapples with deadly week

LAS: State must provide $1 billion to replenish rent relief program

Politico: New York to receive over $1B less in federal rent relief than requested?
The Real Deal: Another pittance: NY gets $119M for rent relief
Law360: Extra Federal Rent Aid For NY A Fraction Of Its $1.6B Request

More LAS in the news

Epicenter NYC: The glitches in New York’s massive parole-reform experiment
The City: Can NYC Live Without Its $1.7-Billion-a-Year Developer Tax Break?
Univision: Proyecto busca proporcionar vales de vivienda para familias que enfrentan desalojos
The City: Get Your Rent Questions Answered on Monday, March 21
JD Supra: Chief Judge DiFiore Proposes “Long Overdue” Overhaul of New York’s Trial Court Structure
Pix 11: Prison reform advocates worry about push to allow inmates to work for private companies
Queens Daily Eagle: Smoke begins to clear on marijuana licensing
Crain’s: Rent relief would get big boost in Assembly, Senate budget proposals
NYDN: The state housing voucher N.Y. needs
NYDN: NYC courts back in session facing two years of COVID-19 backlog
City Limit: NY Lawmakers Propose $250M to Launch Section 8-Style Rent Subsidy
New Yorker: The Meaning of a Stolen Diaper