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LAS in the News 06.18.21

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 calls on Governer to sign law ending arrest, prosecution of children

The Imprint: New York Votes to Raise the Minimum Age of Arrest From Seven to 12
Capitol Pressroom: Subverting the school-to-prison pipeline in New York
Newser: The Arrest of a 7-Year-Old for Rape Raises a Big Question
Patch: A 7-Year-Old Was Charged With Rape. Experts Say He’s Too Young

LAS Analysis: Stop-and-First continues to plague communities of color

Brooklyn Paper: Study Finds THat NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisks in 2020 Were 91% People of Color
Queens Daily Eagle: Stop and frisk’s racial disparities persist in Queens

More LAS in the news

Gothamist: Public Defenders Say They’re Here To Stop Gun Violence, Too
NYDN: NYC inmate dies from apparent drug overdose at Rikers Island
Democrat & Chronicle: New York’s legislative session ends: Five issues left undone
Gothamist: New York Legislature Passes Parole Reform Bill Intended To Slash Prison Population
Newsday: Gender Recognition Act passes state Legislature
Center Square: New York legislative session ends with finger-pointing over missed opportunities
Patch: Solitary Confinement For 24 Hours To Be Scrapped In NYC Jails
The City: Another Man Died at Rikers as Lawmakers Voted on Parole Bill that Might Have Saved Him
WNYC: Legal Aid Society Says It Is Here To Stop Gun Violence, Too
The Growth Op: Bronx DA gets green light to dismiss more than 6,000 cannabis cases